Explosion Reported In New York City, Triggering Evacuations In Subway
New York police are responding to “reports of an explosion of unknown origin” in midtown Manhattan, at a location one block west of Times Square.
Shortly before 8 a.m. ET, police said a blast was reported at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, adding that in the city’s subway system, “The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time.”
The police also say that the information “is preliminary” at this point.
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