Please note this article is being constantly updated as we get additional reports and information about the events in New York on the 11th of December 2017.

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UPDATED from 3:14 

Akayed Ullah has been identified as the suspected bomber of a Manhattan transit terminal on Monday morning, NYPD Commissioner John O’Neill told reporters. Ullah, 27, resides in Brooklyn and came to the United States approximately seven years ago.


UPDATED from 14:49 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: “This was an attempted terrorist attack.”

UPDATE from 14:21

Four people suffered minor injuries in New York City explosion, the FDNY said, though it’s unclear if the attacker was included among them.

New York’s police department has shut the normally chaotic 8th Avenue from Penn Station north, for around 10 blocks.

The explosion was in the middle of rush hour, and yet many caught up in it seemed unaware, asking instead why they had been asked to get off the subway.


UPDATE from 14.10

 


UPDATE from 14.00

The former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton when speaking on MSNBC this morning has confirmed that the preliminary information suggests the suspect (Bangladeshi) is in his 20s, “who supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS, so definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended.” Bratton also told viewers that the man has been in the country for about seven years.
No group has taken responsibility for the attack, and the NYPD hasn’t confirmed a motive.

 

Original Story

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.

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

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