I just heard that there’s been an explosion in New York City. Our local news said that there were reports 5 minutes ago of explosions in Manhattan and people running in the street. We just turned to CNN but they aren’t reporting anything yet.
This might not be anything. I hope it isn’t!
I’ll update this post if I get anymore news.
Update 7:30 PM EST –
Apparently a huge steam pipe burst (20″ pipe) and that some how caused a transformer to explode. Buildings shook and there might be a crater in the street. It’s located at 41st and Lexington in Midtown Manhattan.
It’s known at this time that three people were injured, but there are other reports of 12 people injured.
Police are clearing the area because of fears of possible contaminants.
This happened right around 6 pm.
They don’t believe that this was an act of terrorism but I suppose they’ll know more soon.
If you look at the flickr photos that someone was kind enough to send a link to in the comments below you’ll see that there’s lots of what appears to be smoke in the air. It’s a scary looking scene.