New York police were investigating a reported explosion in New York’s Times Square early Thursday at 3.45am (0845 GMT) , police said.
There are no reported injuries and the extent of the damage is being evaluated. The New York Fire Department also is on the scene standing by.
A man and a woman told a local TV station they heard a “huge bang” from their hotel rooms, but there were no police or fire reports of serious damage or injuries.
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