BREAKING: New York ‘bomb’ prematurely exploded at Manhattan subway platform

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from The Telegraph:

New York emergency services have responded to reports of an explosion at a subway platform in midtown Manhattan.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) said an “explosion of unknown origin” had been reported at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.

It is thought the bomb was intended to explode on a subway carriage, where it could have affected hundreds of people, but went off prematurely.

The male suspect is in custody and is the only one injured by the attack, NYPD said.

In a statement on Twitter they added that three metro lines are being evacuated.

The incident took place five blocks from Times Square near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the main station for interstate buses into Manhattan and New York City.

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