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One Person Arrested After Pipe Bomb Explosion in NYC

NYPD says the suspect attached the bomb to his body using zip-ties and Velcro.

NEW YORK, NY --  One person is in custody following an explosion this morning at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal.  

ABC News says the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Yullah, is alive but badly hurt. Yullah is an immigrant who currently lives in Brooklyn.

Yullah had a pipe bomb attached to his body using a combination of zip-ties and Velcro, according to NYPD. Police Commissioner O'Neil called it an "improvised, low-tech explosive device" that was "intentionally detonated."

The FBI, ATF and other agencies will examine the device to learn more. 

The New York Fire Department confirms four people, including Yullah, were injured in the blast. City officials say three people standing near the blast took themselves to the hospital with minor injuries, including headache and ringing of the ears.

Subway service has been suspended and the subways have been evacuated. 

Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images

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