Bomb blast in NYC subway system; suspect in custody

– A man who was carrying what police described as a pipe bomb, and possibly an explosive device strapped on his body, was injured when it exploded in the subway system in the Times Square area during the busy Monday morning rush hour commute.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor explosion at Times Square subwayThe suspect is reportedly an immigrant from Bangladesh and lives in Brooklyn.  He was taken into custody and rushed to the hospital.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. in the subway system in the area of the 42nd Street Station at 8th Ave, in Manhattan. The A, C and E line were being evacuated as police searched for any additional explosives.  The nearby Port Authority Bus Terminal was also being evacuated.

The blast apparently happened in an underground passageway between two subway lines.  Fox 5 News reported that it appeared that the device detonated prematurely.

It was initially reported that there were two injuries but the NYPD says it appears that the suspect was the only one injured…

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