NEW YORK – The New York City Police are responding to reports of an explosion at a bus terminal near Times Square in Manhattan on Monday morning.

“The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan,” tweeted the New York Police Department (NYPD).

“The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available.”

NYPD says one person has been arrested following the alleged explosion, according to cable networks.

ABC News quotes police sources as saying that a possible pipe bomb was detonated in a passageway below ground at the terminal.

Traffic is being rerouted away from the area, while some subway train lines at the busy station have been evacuated.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest in the US, serving more than 65 million people a year.
The Times Square-42nd Street subway station complex is located underneath the transport hub.