Widespread Road Closures Due to Incident at 42nd St and 8th Ave

Traffic update regarding the incident at 42nd St. and 8th Ave: 

NYPD News states, "No cars allowed to exit FDR Drive from 59st to 42nd St., — 45th to 40th St., 7th to 9th Ave remains closed." 

1,2,3,N,Q,R,W and 7 trains are bypassing Times Sq-42 St in both directions. 

A,C and E trains are bypassing 42 St/Port Authority-Bus Terminal in both directions. 

Updates to follow.... 

The FDNY is responding to the incident that happened during Monday morning's rush hour. Several witnesses say people were running for the exits, the subways are being evacuated and there's a heavy police presence at the scene. 

One person, a male in his 20s, was injured and in police custody following the explosion. 

Photo: Getty 

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