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New York police report blast near Times Square

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Four people were injured Monday in the blast that rocked a subway station in the heart of Manhattan, in what the city’s mayor said was an "attempted terrorist attack."

The blast – which took place in the station at the Port Authority bus terminal, not far from New York's iconic Times Square – sparked commuter panic and travel disruptions.

The bomb rattled a city still scarred by the devastating September 11 attacks, and a truck attack in October that left eight dead on a bike path.

A 27-year-old man identified as Akayed Ullah is suspected of being behind the blast was in custody, and suffered injuries, police said. None of the other injuries were life-threatening.

“This is New York. The reality is that we are a target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy, against freedom,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters.

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The New York fire department said it was responding to an incident at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan.