Blast rocks New York underground subway station, 4 injured; 1 suspect arrested

A high security alert has been sounded in the city. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 20:30

NEW YORK: A blast triggered by an improvised explosive device (IED) ripped through an underground subway station in New York City on Monday, injuring at least four people, the authorities said. The blast took place under the busy Port Authority Bus Terminal which is close to the iconic Times Square. A high-security alert has been sounded in the city.

Here are the live updates:

 

11 December 2017, 20:53 PM

The incident was frightening and disturbing. It was a low tech device. Situation was handled extraordinarily well. A sweep is being done. The service at the subway is being restored: Governor Cuomo on New York subway pipe bombing.

11 December 2017, 20:49 PM

11 December 2017, 20:48 PM

11 December 2017, 20:47 PM

There are no additional instances for now, no additional activites, no threat against NY city at this point of time, but a fuller investigation willl be done, the mayor said.

11 December 2017, 20:45 PM

We are a democracy, love our work and terrorists want to undermine that. But New York City is blessed with the finest law enforcement: Mayor Bill de Blasio.

11 December 2017, 20:43 PM

Internet has help some with evil designs to put together an ameture-level device, but the counter reality is this is new york, savy people. We haave the best law enforcement across the globe: Cuomo

11 December 2017, 20:41 PM

The New York has been an international target because we love democracy. But this is New York, we don't live in fear, let's get back to work, Cuomo said.  

11 December 2017, 20:41 PM

A sweep (search) has been done at the site and the station has been restored. The bus services are also being restored, the governor said at joint press conference.

11 December 2017, 20:41 PM

A number of law enforcement agencies are on the job and they are doing an excellent job, the governor said at a joint press conference.

11 December 2017, 20:40 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said a number of law enforcement agencies are at the scene and probing the incident. 

11 December 2017, 20:40 PM

The New York authorities confirmed the subway blast was a terrorist attack.

11 December 2017, 20:05 PM

11 December 2017, 19:58 PM

11 December 2017, 19:57 PM

Law enforcement official tells AP that man had an explosive device strapped on when it exploded in New York City subway, reports ANI.

11 December 2017, 19:56 PM

Four injured in New York explosion, none life-threatening, reports said.

11 December 2017, 19:40 PM

11 December 2017, 19:38 PM

NYPD's transit bureau chief tweeted that all subway services through Times Square have been restricted, and requested everyone to avoid the area.

11 December 2017, 19:37 PM

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that US President Donald Trump has been briefed about the explosion.

11 December 2017, 19:33 PM

11 December 2017, 19:22 PM

New agency Reuters is reporting that police have confirmed they have taken one person in custody. But NYPD has not yet confirmed what type of device was used in the explosion.

11 December 2017, 19:22 PM

Word is still awaited on whether this was a terrorist attack or the explosion was caused by some other factor.

11 December 2017, 19:21 PM

It is yet unclear how many have been injured in the explosion.

11 December 2017, 19:21 PM

The location is close to the iconic Times Square.

11 December 2017, 19:20 PM

Blast took place near the busy Port Authority Bus Terminal.

11 December 2017, 19:20 PM

Explosion rocks New York City. 

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