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Explosion at major NY bus station reported

16 December 2017

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called the explosion that rocked New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal as an attempted terrorist attack.

The bus terminal is the busiest in the United States, according to the Port Authority.

"Let's be clear, as New Yorkers our lives revolve around the subways".

Some news outlets reported that the explosion could possibly have been a pipe bomb, and the New York Post reports that the explosion was caused by suicide bomber, who detonated the device in the passageway to the N, Q, R trains.

Information on what is known about the suspect is emerging.

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What his neighbor says: Alan Butrico owns a Brooklyn building next to the home where he says Ullah lives with his family.

O'Neill said Ullah had burns and wounds to his body and was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where steel barriers blocked off the driveway and about a dozen police officers stood guard outside.

"As taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers are independent contractors and not employees, I have no way of knowing whether he drove for any particular base, or whether he simply got the license but didn't drive at all", Fromberg said. She said, "All we could hear was the chaos".

Police Commissioner Paul O'Neill said the suspect "made statements" regarding terror group Isis but declined to comment further. Ullah is from the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong and is a USA resident, the country's police chief said.

NY officials said the Islamic State terrorist group inspired the suspect but that he did not have direct contact with the group. Luckily, this time, there were few injuries and the suspect was caught.

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Details on how the suspect was apprehended were not immediately available, but the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, a union representing Port Authority police officers, said on Twitter that the department's officers took down the suspect at gunpoint.

The incident essentially put Manhattan on lockdown, initially shutting down subway service on multiple lines through the area and several major roads across the city, including the West Side Highway.

"There are also no credible and specific threats against New York City at this time".

"The terrorists will not win", he said. We provide comprehensive coverage of domestic and foreign news, business, sport, entertainment, science and technology, aiming to keep our intellectually curious readers interested and engaged. "I will still eventually go back to work".

Following Monday's attack, commuters told of mass chaos and a "stampede" following the explosion as NY commuters fled in terror through the smoky passageway. In April, 15 people were killed after a suicide bomber hit the metro in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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As per onlookers, the auto was speeding and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which ended up ramming into the woman. Rahane was summoned to the Police Station on Friday where is cooperated with the Police in the investigation.

Elrana Peralta works close to where the bomb exploded.

Explosion at major NY bus station reported