Breaking: NYPD responding to explosion at NYC Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square

Breaking: NYPD responding to explosion at NYC Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square
An explosion occurred at New York City's Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd Street in Manhatten. The suspect is injured in the explosion but is in custody. (Getty Images)

Law enforcement sources told The New York Post on Monday that a possible explosion was reported at New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd Street.

First responders have reportedly arrived on the scene, and a bomb squad has also been deployed.

Michael Ventrice, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, tweeted on Monday that NYPD sources confirmed a bombing.

“Sources in NYPD are saying there was a confirmed bombing in #PortAuthority NYC and that shots were fired. Praying for NYC,” Ventrice tweeted.

The Post reported that several people were injured after a device was reportedly detonated.

One person is reported to be custody after the device partially detonated inside a tunnel, according to the Post.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that President Donald Trump was briefed on the unfolding situation.

“.@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City,” Sanders tweeted.

The New York Police Department via Twitter reported preliminary information that no injuries occurred besides that of the suspect, who remains in custody.

“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,” the tweet read.

The New York City Fire Department later tweeted, “Update: A total of 4 injuries reported at the scene of an explosion at Port Authority. All injuries are non-life-threatening.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill updated New Yorkers on the incident — which was determined to be an attempted terrorist attack. The suspect is 27-year-old Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh, who was living in Brooklyn. Ullah sustained injuries as a result of detonating the device.

This is a breaking story and updates will added as events warrant.