Explosion In New York Empties Port Authority, Suspect In Custody

Bombs tied to a man prematurely detonated causing morning chaos in New York transit hub Port Authority.

New York City commuters encountered chaos Monday morning as the premature detonation of a would-be suicide bomber's device resulted in authorities evacuating hundreds of people from one of the city's busiest bus terminals.

The Police Department said that one person was in custody after the blast echoed through the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations shortly before 7:30 a.m. The suspect was in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital. The Fire Department said four injuries had been reported. The suspect was alone, and the device was reported to have gone off prematurely. The explosion was recorded on surveillance video, the city official said.