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#1 CNJRoss

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:30 AM

CNBC News 12/11/17:

 

Breaking Story

 

NYPD confirms explosion, one person reportedly in custody after possible pipe bomb detonation

 

  • The New York City police department on Monday confirmed reports of an explosion near Times Square in Manhattan.
  • Officials confirmed reports that one person is in custody
  • The suspect in custody sustained a minor injury, NYPD said.

 

 

The New York City police department on Monday confirmed reports of an explosion near Times Square in Manhattan.

New York City officials confirmed reports that one person is in custody. Multiple reports say the suspect detonated what is believed to be a pipe bomb in the Port Authority.

The A, C, and E subway lines are being evacuated at this time, according to a tweet. The MTA says 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W and 7 trains are bypassing Times Sq-42 St in both directions. The department said the information is preliminary,  .  .  .

 

 



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:35 AM

ABC News, 12/11/17:

 


 

 

Possible pipe bomb explodes at Port Authority bus terminal in New York City: Sources

 

 

Emergency personnel responded during morning rush hour to the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City to investigate reports of an "explosion," which police sources said was possibly caused by a pipe bomb.

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:20 AM

WTOP radio 12/11/17:
 

NY explosion called ‘attempted terrorist attack’

 

 

WASHINGTON — An explosion in New York at the height of the morning commute shut down the Port Authority Bus Terminal, subway lines and nearby Times Square, as well a number of roads.

 

Law enforcement official tells the Associated Press that the man they have in custody had the explosive device strapped on when it exploded in the New York City subway.

 

The man is injured.

 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, at a news conference, said the suspect used a “low-tech device.”

 

Mayor Bill de Blasio, at a news conference, called it an “attempted terrorist attack.”

 

“There are no additional known activities,” de Blasio said. “There are no credible threats against New York City at this time.”

 

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Police say the explosion happened in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The passageway connects Port Authority station with the Times Square station. The 7:20 a.m. blast filled the passageway, crowded with throngs of Monday morning commuters, with smoke.

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

New York Post, 12/11/17:
 

Video captures suspect setting off pipe bomb in bus terminal

 

 

The footage from a Port Authority surveillance camera monitor shows commuters walking through a narrow hall on the way to the A, C and E trains moments before the blast.

 

“It’s the guy in the hoodie,” one off-camera voice can be heard saying, referring to the suspect as he enters the frame.

 

Continue here.  Video is cell phone capture of surveillance video playback.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:12 AM

​New York Daily News,​ 12/11/17:
 

Terror suspect sets off pipe bomb in underground subway passage near Port Authority Bus Terminal

 

 

A terrorist detonated a pipe bomb in a subway passage between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal — one of the busiest transit hubs in the world — during the Monday morning rush-hour, injuring three people and causing commuter chaos.

 

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He tried to set off the rest of his bomb, but only part of it went off. Two PAPD officers grabbed him and successfully removed the explosives without further 

 

The heroic cops were identified as Jack Collins, Sean Gallagher and Anthony Manfredini.

 

"It wasn't a big explosion,” a law enforcement source said. “There is no structural damage.”

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:19 AM

​New York Daily News,​ 12/11/17:

ISIS encouraged supporters to attack NYC weeks before Port Authority Bus Terminal explosion 

 

 

A pipe bomb explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal comes amid ISIS calls to attack Times Square during the Christmas season.

 

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Weeks ago, pro-Islamic State media published a chilling photo of a Santa Claus standing in Times Square next to a crate of dynamite.

"We meet at Christmas in New York...soon," reads a message across the photo.

 

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The ISIS propoganda photo showed a Santa Claus standing next to a box of dynamite.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:55 PM


 

 




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The A C E station at 42nd Street/Port Authority has reopened, but the connecting passageway (where this morning's incident occurred) that leads to the 7 Line as well as the 1 2 3 N Q R S W at Times Square has been boarded up.  They are allowing out of system Metrocard transfers at street level while this is closed.

 

Latest from WABC-TV, ABC-7 in New York, NY, 12/11/17:

 


 

5 hurt, suspect survives New York City attempted suicide terror attack

 

 

Five people suffered minor injuries and a man is in custody after an explosion in the subway under the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan that Mayor Bill de Blasio called "an attempted terrorist attack."

 

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:30 AM

AP via WTOP radio, 12/11/17:
 

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation’s busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said.

 

In the end, the only serious wounds were to the suspect identified as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant and former cab driver. But the attack sent terrified commuters fleeing through a smoky passageway, and three people suffered headaches and ringing ears from the first bomb blast in the subway in more than two decades.

 

“This was an attempted terrorist attack,” Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals.”

 

The suspect had looked as Islamic State propaganda online and told investigators he acted alone in retaliation for U.S. military aggression, law enforcement officials said.

 

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“This is one of my nightmares, right: a terrorist attack in the subway system,” Cuomo, a Democrat, later told cable channel NY1.

 

“The good news is: We were on top of it,” he said, and “the reality was not as bad as the fear.”

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:35 AM

WTOP radio, 12/11/17:
 

Analysis: NY suicide bomb attack borrowed from old playbook, why it matters

 

 

WASHINGTON — For decades U.S. intelligence and law enforcement authorities have warned that a terrorist would eventually try to detonate a suicide device in a crowded U.S. city.

 

It happened in New York’s Port Authority transit terminal at approximately 7:20 a.m. Monday.

 

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The bomb fizzled out.

 

Ullah was injured, but survived, and three people around him suffered relatively minor injuries.

 

But the message was loud and clear: Big cities in the U.S. are still prime targets for suicide bombers.

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:47 AM

PANYNJ news release:

 
PORT AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PRAISE ACTIONS OF PORT AUTHORITY POLICE OFFICERS FOLLOWING THIS MORNING’S EXPLOSION IN PASSAGEWAY NEAR PABT

 

Date: Dec 11, 2017

 

Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) officers took quick and decisive action to apprehend a suspect linked to this morning’s explosion in a passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, helping to ensure public safety and restore calm after the incident.

After touring the bus terminal and speaking with police and facility employees, Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole and Executive Director Rick Cotton praised the actions of four officers who responded to the incident in an underground subway pedestrian passageway near the PABT during the height of this morning’s rush hour. They subdued the suspect and placed him under arrest, with the case now under the jurisdiction of federal authorities.

To ensure public safety and security, Port Authority Police and PABT staff then acted to temporarily close the Port Authority Bus Terminal, so the facility could be swept for potential explosive devices and to assist with an orderly evacuation.

“Thanks to the quick response of these brave Port Authority Police officers, the suspect was apprehended, there were no serious injuries and the PABT was secured without further incident,” Chairman O’Toole said. “Our officers responded immediately and put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public.”

Executive Director Rick Cotton said, “Our officers’ actions were commendable and we are thankful there were no serious injuries to any travelers.”

Port Authority officials are working to restore normal operations at the bus terminal to the extent possible by the afternoon/evening commute, and will be providing updates periodically as conditions change.

 






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