A breaking news story has developed on Thursday afternoon in New York City. According to reports, a loud "explosion" was heard in the famous financial district of the city.
Now, emergency crews are responding to the blast. At this time, reports state that a manhole exploded close to 140 Broadway.
At this time, no injuries have been reported from the blast. First responders are working on determining exactly what caused the blast. Witnesses have reported hearing the blast across the city.
New York Times reporter Shane Goldmacher posted on Twitter moments after it happened: "I’m in lower Manhattan and we just heard a very loud sound, akin to an explosion a couple minutes ago. Police active nearby."
What do you think about this? Let us know if you were in the area and heard the blast. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available. Also, read our breaking news story about the single mother who is missing.