Police in New York have said a suspect has been detained following an explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Four people were reported to be hurt but their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
Addressing the public, Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio said “Let’s be clear – this was an attempted terrorist attack. Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals. Our first responders were there quickly and the only injuries we know of right now are minor.”
“We are a target because we prove a society of many faiths and many backgrounds can work – we show democracy can work. But we are the most resilient place on earth. We’ve proved it time and time again.”
President Trump is said to have been briefed on the incident however many people online have condemned him as his latest tweet appears to show his mind occupied by other matters.
Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2017