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Pipe bomb explodes in New York bus terminal near Times Square

A pipe bomb strapped to a man was detonated in New York • Nobody, apart from suspect believed to be hurt

Staff Reporter
11 December 2017, 3:08pm
New York police closed off bus terminal near Times Square after pipe bomb explosion
New York police closed off bus terminal near Times Square after pipe bomb explosion
A man who had a pipe bomb strapped to him was injured after the device is believed to have been detonated prematurely in a tunnel at the Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square.

Initial reports say the suspect, a 27-year-old, was the only one injured in the explosion. The man has been detained.

Police closed off the area, including three subway lines. The blast happened at 7.30am (local time), a busy period for the bus terminal.