NYC police respond to train station "explosion"

NYC police respond to train station "explosion."

(KUTV) New York City police and emergency personnel responded to reports of an "explosion" in the Port Authority Bus Terminal early Monday morning.

The A, C, and E lines were evacuated at 7:30 a.m.

Reports indicated it might be a pipe bomb that was detonated near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue.

A total of 4 people were injured, all of which were non-life-threatening.

The suspected bomber, who was among the injured, was identified as 27-year-old Akyed Ullah.

Ullah was arrested and is in police custody.

According to law enforcement officials, Ullah was inspired by the Islamic State, but had no direct contact with the organization.

In a press conference, Governor Cuomo said, "The reality is we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom."

According to Cuomo, the suspect had an "effectively low-tech device" on him.

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said, “Let’s be clear, this was an attempted terrorist attack. Thank God the the perpetrator did not achieve ultimate his goals. Thank God our first responders were there so quickly.”

2News will continue to report as new updates become available.

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