Police responding to explosion of 'unknown origin' in Manhattan

Monday, December 11, 2017

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NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York police said Monday that they were investigating an explosion of "unknown origin" in busy downtown Manhattan, and that people were being evacuated.

"The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available," the New York police department wrote on their Twitter account.

Media reports said that at least one person had been detained after the explosion, which took place near the city's busy Port Authority terminal, close to Times Square

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