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NYPD Responding To Explosion In Manhattan, 4 Injured

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The New York City Police Department is responding to reports of an explosion in downtown Manhattan Monday, according to the department’s official Twitter account.

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton stated on MSNBC Monday that the explosion was a terror attack committed in the name of ISIS, although the explosion was not the intended target. Bratton added that the suspect is reportedly Bangladeshi and has been in the country seven years. He is currently in custody.

At least four people were injured in the blast.

Here is an alleged video of the attack, as well as a picture of the attacker.

The explosion reportedly occurred below the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan, a major thoroughfare for the city during rush hour.

Police and the fire department are responding to the situation, and ABC 7 reported that the explosion may have been a pipe bomb. Police have also taken at least one person into custody, and at least one person was injured, according to CBS.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also announced that President Donald Trump has been briefed about the explosion.

This post will be updated as information develops.

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