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

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.

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