Dec 11, 2017

NYPD investigating whether Port Authority explosion terror-related

The suspect behind the Port Authority explosion this morning in NYC is injured and in custody, and the NYPD is "conducting an investigation" into whether this was a terror-related incident, NYPD spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones told Axios. The device used may have been a pipe bomb, Jones said.

The NYPD would not confirm reports that the suspect has ties to ISIS or to Bangladesh. Those reports were first made by former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton on MSNBC.

Update regarding explosion at 42nd St and 8th Ave, in subway: One male suspect is in custody. No injuries other than suspect at this time. Avoid the area. Subways bypassing #PortAuthority and Times Square Stations. Info is preliminary.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017

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