DC Police 'monitoring' New York subway blast incident; say no current threats to District

D.C. Police say they are monitoring the incident in New York City after a pipe bomb that was strapped to a man went off in a subway near the Times Square area of Manhattan.

In a Tweet, authorities said, "We are monitoring the incident that occurred in New York City this morning. At this time, there are no current threats to the District of Columbia. We ask all residents and visitors to remain vigilant." Police included the hashtags #SeeSomething and #SaySomething.

The blast happened around 7:30 a.m. in the subway system in the area of the 42nd Street Station at 8th Avenue. The suspect in the blast was hurt and was taken into custody. A second person who was on the platform suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio both responded to the area.