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11/12/2017 15:16 SAST | Updated 11/12/2017 15:32 SAST

New York City Chaos: Explosion Reported Near Times Square

Subway lines were being evacuated.

Eduardo Munoz / Reuters
A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer stands guard outside the wake service of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

New York City police said they captured a suspect after an explosion in the city transit system in the Times Square area of Manhattan during Monday's morning rush hour.

The reported blast, near Eight Avenue and 42nd Street, was of "unknown origin," police said in a statement. The A, C and E subway lines were being evacuated, Sgt. Brendan Ryan told HuffPost, and the busy Port Authority bus terminal was temporarily shut down.

Police told HuffPost they took one person into custody.

The A, C and E subway lines were being evacuated, Sgt. Brendan Ryan told HuffPost.

The reported blast was of "unknown origin," police said in a statement.

Video shows emergency crews responding to the Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd Street. Police told HuffPost they were unsure whether the reported explosion was inside the Port Authority building or the subway system.

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