Update: The photo above is reportedly of the suspect after the suicide vest he was wearing went off prematurely.

A suspect who was reportedly inspired by ISIS is in custody after an explosion in New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Fox News Reports:

One person was in custody after an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal during Monday morning’s rush hour — a blast that prompted mass chaos and halted multiple subway lines, the NYPD said.

The suspect has injuries that are not life threatening, The Associated Press reported. Three other people suffered injuries that are not life threatening, officials said.

The suspected bomber was a 27-year-old ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national who lived in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources told The New York Post. The suspect allegedly packed the 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack into the right side of his jacket, but the device exploded prematurely. The suspect told police he made the bomb at the electrical company where he works, The New York Post reported.

The explosion reportedly occurred around 7:30 a.m. near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, NYPD and FDNY officials confirmed to Fox News.

 An NYPD source on the scene told Fox News a device went off, and there was a bomb strapped to a person. Port Authority police took down the suspected bomber at gunpoint, Port Authority Police Benevolent Association tweeted. A law enforcement official also told AP that police believe the explosive device was set off on a Manhattan subway platform.President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill were at the scene and were expected to give a joint news conference.

Here is live video from Fox News.

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