March 12, 2014
The NYPD and FDNY are responding to reports of an explosion and building collapse in upper Manhattan.
The fire department confirmed in a tweet that the explosion involves multiple buildings and have escalated the response to four alarms.
“The whole building shook,” one nearby worker told the New York Post.
Metro North train service into and out of Grand Central Terminal was temporarily suspended as a result.
Photos posted to Twitter appear to show smoke and dust north of Central Park.