One suspect has been arrested after an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal on Monday morning, the New York Police Department has said.
NYPD said several people were injured, stating that a device went off and there was a person strapped with a bomb.
NYC Office of Emergency Management tweeted there was “police activity” near West 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues and advised commuters to expect delays.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump has been briefed about the incident.
Why Trump’s response matters:
President Trump had repeatedly shown his disapproval towards the immigration policy of the United States of America. Trump had said America would be safer without immigrants from certain countries, which he banned entry from.
POTUS, who is fond of blaming similar occurrences on immigrants, mostly Muslims will most likely make similar comments on this incident.
The President is also known to describe White bombers and gunmen, as a ‘demented man’, instead of terrorists.