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Suspect With Bomb in Custody Following NYC Transit Explosion

A bomb exploded in one of Manhattan’s busiest transit terminals Monday morning, authorities said. Police officers and fire trucks swarmed the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square following a blast at 7:30 a.m. One person is in custody and has been transported to a hospital due to injuries caused by the explosion. The bomb was strapped to the suspect’s person when it detonated, apparently prematurely, in a passageway between two subway platforms, The New York Times reported. Police stripped the man naked to remove the device, the Times added. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is leading the investigation. President Trump has been briefed on the explosion, the White House said. The bus terminal is the nation’s largest and handles about 230,000 passengers every weekday.