BREAKING: Pipe Bomb Explosion At Manhattan Bus Station, Suspect In Custody, Several Injuries Reported

An early report from the New York Post:

Several people were injured Monday morning when a device exploded at the Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd Street, according to law enforcement sources. One person is in custody after his device partially detonated inside a tunnel, sources told The Post. Police and firefighters have responded to the scene, where the bomb squad also has been deployed. The NYC Office of Emergency Management said commuters should expect delays.

From the New York Daily News:

The NYPD said it’s investigating the incident, and have cleared out the A, C and E subway lines that sit beneath the building. The alleged blast also shuttered the 1, 2 and 3 subway lines and locked down the area around the bus depot, which is between West 40th and West 42nd Sts. and Eighth and Ninth Aves. “I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting “Go, Go, Go,”” commuter Keith Woodfin tweeted Monday morning.

  • DaddyRay

    I hope this is a contained incident

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Joe in PA

      Thanks Sam, I don’t suppose we could get a close-up of that cop?

      What, too shallow?

      • Sam_Handwich
        • Joe in PA

          You. Are. Bad. 🙂 Just after I asked that…the camera zoomed in. You’ve got some power there Candidate Handwich. Let’s see Jalapeño Business top that!

          • JT

            Where is JB? Haven’t seen him posting lately.

          • Joe in PA

            Dunno, he took a big break after the election and then just recently started posting again. In fact I think he’s running for election in 2018!

        • Reality.Bites

          The police tape is a slimming addition to any ensemble.

      • GayOldLady

        7:23 AM and all is well at JMG.

        • Joe in PA

          Dammit, I knew you’d catch us being sluts. Hey, we have a reputation to uphold.

          Ahem.

          • Tawreos

            A reputation? I thought it was a way of life.

          • GayOldLady

            And may I say you’re doing a very fine job of upholding it. Bad boyz! 🙂

      • Ninja0980

        You have no shame.
        A man after my own heart.

      • Uncle Mark

        I suppose you have MORE than donuts to interest Officer Friendly?

      • PickyPecker
        • Joe in PA

          LOL, Who was that comedian that used to say “I got a million of them”? Jimmy Durante?

          In any case, that’s what I’m thinking about you! 🙂 Thanks for the day brightener!

      • whollyfool
  • Blake Mason

    I can’t offer anything but my thoughts with those affected. I hope that those with injuries recover swiftly.

  • greenmanTN

    I hate to say it but I hope the bomber is a white US citizen.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      Trump’s not tweeted anything yet. I’m nearly certain that he is, otherwise Trump would be howling with rage and flinging poo.

      • greenmanTN

        Hopefully wearing a MAGA hat…

    • RobynWatts

      The latest from WCBS-TV said that the man was originally from Bangladesh.

      “The suspect has only been identified as a man in his 20s, CBS2’s Reena Roy reported. The suspect, who is from Bangladesh, apparently suffered a laceration to his thigh in the blast, CBS2 reported.

      At least two other people have been hurt.“

      • Joe in PA

        I just asked hubby “where’s Bangladesh?” He said Florida.

        Such a comedian I’ve got. 🙁

        • RobynWatts

          It’s next to India.(And no, India is not next to Indiana.😛)

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh

          • Joe in PA

            Thanks, I knew the general area, kinda. Google maps is my friend. 🙂

          • RobynWatts

            Yes they are.

  • Do Something Nice

    Can this year possibly suck more than it has?

    Take care, Joe.

  • Tawreos

    I hope the suspect is in full MAGA apparel trying to help his buddy Trump.

  • kaydenpat

    WTH? Glad they caught the idiot.

  • RobynWatts

    I hope the people that are injured will be okay.

  • DaddyRay

    Be safe fellow JMG’ers in NYC – sometimes the stampede can be more dangerous than the incident

    • jerry

      When I’m there, I generally do anything to avoid the mess around Times Square and the 42nd St. station any way.

  • Tatonka

    At least we can count on Trump’s bold leadership in deciding where to bury the survivors.

    • greenmanTN

      Or at least to supply very nice beautiful paper towels.

      • djcoastermark

        I hope he throws them the kind of paper towels labeled “the quicker picker upper” at the very least.

  • Do Something Nice

    Oh geeze, doing for ISIS. What fucking losers.

  • Joe in PA

    If we visit NYC, we arrive by bus at the PA. It always amazes me how many buses they can cram in to the basement of that place…and the narrow roads.

  • netxtown

    ugh. What a shitty way to start the day. Fear.
    I hope any injuries are minimal.

  • Steve Smith

    After Trump’s absurd declaration on Jerusalem, we’re all expecting more of this sort of crap. Piss off half the world and what do you expect?

    • Reality.Bites

      Honestly, I’d expect them to have the good taste to do it at Trump tower.

      • Steve Smith

        The rich folk in there can afford security. Its always the poor that get hurt.

    • netxtown

      I just wish they would direct their angr toward Trump properties instead of innocents.

      • Rambie

        I can’t condone violence like this anywhere, remember, there are innocents at the Trump properties too.

        • netxtown

          After donnie’s Jerusalem declaration – ANY body living, staying, working in a trump property does so at their own risk – and they know it. you don’t slap a beehive and think it’s gonna be all honey, honey.

      • Xaca

        Right? So we’ve got an idiot suspect who couldn’t find 5th Ave with a map.

    • whollyfool

      Sadly that was my first thought: way to keep America safe, jackass.

    • Todd20036

      Do we know why this was done? No reason to jump to conclusions, is there?

    • Scott MB

      tRump wants this so he can declare marshall law and take this country by force.

  • Blake Mason

    Not going to be in NYC for New Year… but will be there leading up to new years…

    Security is going to be tighter than Russia’s grip on 45’s tiny balls.

  • Joe in PA
    • Uncle Mark

      “The President has been briefed.”
      Translation: The WH staff has just finished shoe-horning Pres. Man-Baby’s super-sized ass into some underwear

      • Butch

        They managed to pry him away from Fox and Friends for 11 seconds but couldn’t really get his attention.

      • GayOldLady

        Ooops. My initial thought too. Great minds Uncle Mark.

      • Acronym Jim

        Out of all the highly professional and extremely well-respected personal staff at the White House, the one I feel the sorriest for is his personal valet.

        • Uncle Mark

          Wouldn’t that be Hope Hicks, the woman forced to endure the indignity of putting steam in his pants, as well as removing any wrinkles down there?

    • Tawreos

      Briefed A.K.A. turned on Fox and Friends

    • GayOldLady

      Doesn’t it make you feel so much safer to know that President Nincompoop has been briefed? Or does the expression “Pres. Trump briefed on incident” mean some one put his boxer shorts on him before they told him?

      • Joe in PA

        Either way…I’m feeling nauseous. 🙁

  • netxtown

    “the embryonic stage of a holy war”

    the egg appears to be cracking…..

  • OdieDenCO

    induce violence by making stupid decisions
    induce fear by railing against a target
    induce fascism by reducing freedom for “your own protection”

    blather, reich, repeat ad nauseam

  • Ninja0980

    Hubby and I are going to NYC for a quick day trip later on this week.
    And this won’t do a thing to stop that.

    • Reality.Bites
      • Tawreos

        Looks like all the vital items have been packed.

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    • greenmanTN

      The irony being that most New Yorkers will go about their business but the residents of Dumbfuckistan, afraid the terrists are gonna git ‘em, will line up to sign their freedoms away.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup.
        Amazing isn’t it?

        • Reality.Bites

          At least it’ll keep them out of New York.

      • GayOldLady

        You and I live in Dumbfuckistan, so we know, first hand, how anxious these people are for a police state. That’s why they voted for a man they believed to be “strongman” who in fact he is nothing more than a certified nutjob.

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        Just what I thought, and I was on the C train stuck in the tunnel when this happened. This is going to throw Roy Moore over the transom and into the senate. Because Alabama is so concerned that NYC be kept safe.

      • Scott MB

        Well us New Yorkers just have bigger balls and aren’t scared of our own shadows. We New Yorkers stand tall and strong against this type of bullshit. New Yorkers survive and will NEVER cower!

        • DesertSun59

          Moore only needs to make a carefully placed ‘interview’ with Fox on this topic to seal the deal now. He’s a shoo-in.

        • ColdCountry

          Rather like Londeners. “Another bloody bomb? It’s going to take soddin’ forever to get home. Let’s go grab a pint ’till things clear out a bit.”

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      I am Getting on a plane to go there in an hour. Friends are saying it is a mess. I will Still go.

      • PickyPecker

        Safe travels. Let us know the mood there if you notice anything. XO

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          Will do. Seeing Sweeney Todd at the Barrow theatre. Nothing will prevent me from going.

          • PickyPecker

            One of my favorite shows! Who’s starring?

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            No one exciting. It is the one where they transformed the theater into a meat pie shop and serve them and mash prior to the show at bar top tables. Got great reviews.

      • Todd20036

        The “mess” will be on the ground in Time Square. Except for a few additional soldiers in the airport, you’ll be fine.

      • DesertSun59

        Why not. This was an isolated incident. And a bungled one, at that.

    • Paul

      I hope you enjoy your visit to our fair city. Be prepared for crowds, it seems anywhere you go this month there are hoards of people

  • Xaca

    From NYTimes: Silence.

    • whollyfool

      I’m hoping they are verifying everything before posting it….

      • Xaca

        They weren’t even an hour late.

        • whollyfool

          That’s pretty bad. What in the hell is going on over there

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    If Trump’s not tweeted something yet, you know the suspect is white.

    Well, I should say ‘probably’, shouldn’t I?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He’s consulting his bedside Hitler book, and deciding if he should make this one his Reichstag fire.

  • JoeMyGod
  • JoeMyGod
    • DaddyRay

      I think this is described as a fluid situation

      • DaddyRay

        Not to be confused with a Santorum situation which is an entirely different type of fluid but can be equally as explosive

  • Kevin Andrews

    Monday morning mania. I wonder who hired them to bomb. Another FBI supply source?

  • PickyPecker

    (sigh) And the world continues the downslide to total insanity. Gonna turn up some music and have some more coffee.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fizq2lJGhWI

  • olandp

    But has he called it “Radical Islamic Terrorism” yet?

  • Jerry Hinnant

    Hmmmm. And right before the Alabama Senate vote tomorrow.🤔🤔🤔

    • DaddyRay

      Maybe there are more Mueller indictments

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The president was briefed?
    I hope this did not intrude on his eight hours of daily focus on
    the b00b tube. The poor thing is already working his tiny fingers to the bone.

    • BobSF_94117

      Better briefed than debriefed, if you ask me.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Melania? That you??

  • greenmanTN
    • Joe in PA

      Must not be muslim…nothing from Twitter-fingers-in-chief.

      • greenmanTN

        I hope.

      • Tawreos

        Since when have facts ever stopped him before?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Someone should make that into a working cuckoo clock.
      I’d pay $100 plus.

      • Tawreos

        You would pay money to have to look at Trumps face every time you wanted to know what time it was?

      • DaddyRay

        Maybe they could link it to Trump’s tweets

      • Bj Lincoln

        My brother would love it and proudly display it in his living room.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Pete WIlliams, msnbc said he moved here from Bangladesh

  • Leo

    OT: While Russian bots create chaos on Twitter with this story as it develops, thought I should let you know that Mario Batali’s stepping away from his businesses after 5 accusations of sexual harassment.

  • Tawreos
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Yeah, saw that yesterday…proof that our rights will never truly be secured until we are in positions of power and rid the world of the religious (I know, I know, it can’t be done, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try). We need to step up our game, globally.

  • BeaverTales

    20yo Bangladeshi male, caught with pieces of the device in the walkway between the Port authority and GCT was the last update at 9:10am

  • vorpal

    NRA response: if only everyone at the subway station had a pipe bomb of their own, this could have been prevented. But now is not the time to talk about this.

  • JT

    OT

    When “making friends in Moscow” was done right. Our own Van Cliburn.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV4wyxHMY9I#t=3m10s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K2Xc_x9Bxk

  • M Jackson

    Very close to home for me, I’m walking by there several times a week.
    I’ll know now to expect added delays on my N train commute to work this afternoon, which is no surprise. Oh well.

    I fully expected to be blown up for about two years after Sept. 2001, mainly I imagined on a bus in midtown. I remember vividly how I avoided the subway stations at Port Authority/Times Sq., Grand Central, and Penn Station on my daily commute from my home in Washington Heights for at least that long, in the fearful dark days of the recovery.
    I’ve lived here for 21years and they haven’t killed us yet. It’s actually a place I feel very safe, and have over the years. More so than when I go to my hometown Dallas/Ft. Worth.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    A picture of the bomber on cover of NY Post.
    (A little disturbing, so I won’t post here.)

    • DaddyRay

      Oh great – brown complexion

    • Acronym Jim

      Considering what they did during the Boston Marathon Bombing, I’d wait for third-party verification.

  • Ninja0980

    Deleted my previous post since it included a picture of the guy.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/940214740013461504?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    Just what Trump needs…bleh.
    Only “good” thing is since no one died, this will likely be off the news before tomorrow.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Wait, wasn’t the Muslim ban supposed to prevent this. /s

      Sadly, as you say, Cheetolini will milk this for all it’s worth.

  • romanhans

    Great, the @POTUS has been briefed. That means he missed at least five minutes of @FoxNews and will only write nineteen moronic tweets today.

  • Joe in PA

    FFS, THIS from our president…nothing about the attack at the PA:

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/940223974985871360

    • RobynWatts

      Wonder if tRump gets some of his MAGA products from Bangladesh, therefore the silence?

      • DaddyRay

        Probably the attack was motivated by the Israel announcement so they are trying to bury it

        • Or could be domestic terrorist, so they’re trying to hide it because they’d love to demonize muslims.

        • RobynWatts

          No doubt.

    • DaddyRay

      How can you call Don Lemon the dumbest man on television if you have never watched him

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Now, now, don’t be confusing the Dotard with questions that are fact based and rational, you know how he gets.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Until I am blocked, I shall remain ever vigilant and a pain in his figurative ass….note the word figurative…the thought of touching that thing is….ewww, ewww, ewww…..

      https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/940238559478452224

      • Joe in PA

        And we love you for it…keep up the good work!

  • Narrative boilerplate already prepared. Brown skin? Radical Islamic Terr’ist coming to take your freedoms and rape your daughters (after Roy Moore is finished with them, of course). White guy? Lone wolf, probably mentally unstable.

  • JWC

    An act of another idiot