President Donald Trump has been briefed on the explosion that occurred Monday morning in New York City's Times Square. The attack occurred at the Port Authority, where hundreds-of-thousands of people travel each day to get in-and-out of Manhattan.
.@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 11, 2017
According to current reporting, this was an ISIS-inspired attack and an attempted suicide bombing with a pipe bomb. The remnants of the bomb were found on the subway platform and the suspect has been taken into custody.
BREAKING VIDEO: Moment of explosion at 42nd St and 8th Avenue in Manhattan pic.twitter.com/JwygdnnwNb— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) December 11, 2017
The explosion comes just days after President Trump declared Jersualem the official capital of Israel.