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Port Authority explosion sparks reactions of legislators, celebrities

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NYC mayor: Explosion was an attempt at a terrorist attack

Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at Port Authority research, says that there are no threats against New York City.

Three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries after police said a 27-year-old man detonated an explosive in a New York City subway station during the Monday morning rush hour.

The explosion caused a massive emergency response by police and fire officials – both above and below the ground. The suspect was taken into custody by the police.

After the explosion, many took to social media to be thankful for the first responders.

New york Andrew Cuomo Gov.

N. Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New Yorkers to return to their daily routine. “Let’s go back to our daily business. We will never allow them to disturb us. That is exactly what they want,” he tweeted.

Let’s go back to our daily business. We will never allow them to disturb us. That is exactly what they want.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 11, 2017

New York city mayor Bill de Blasio

During a press conference in new YORK Mayor Bill de Blasio called New York the “most resilient place on earth.” He said: “We are a target because we prove that a society of many faiths and many backgrounds can we show democracy can work.”

We are a target because we prove that a society of many faiths and many backgrounds can we show democracy can work. But we are the most resilient place on earth. We have proven time and time again.

— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 11, 2017

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

“Grateful for the NYPD for quickly apprehending the suspect at Port Authority. We should be vigilant and give the law enforcement of federal resources to keep us safe,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N. Y., said.

Grateful to the NYPD for quickly apprehending the suspect at Port Authority. We should be vigilant and give the law enforcement of federal resources to keep us safe. https://t.co/YNEUrPan6X

— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 11, 2017

Sen. Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-n.y., praised New York City’s first responders and said: “As we learn more about what happened, it is a startling reminder of why the ‘see something, say something’ campaign is so important to keep our city safe.”

Grateful for the quick response of @NYPDnews, @PANYNJ PD @fire FIGHTERS & Bomb Squad at the Port Authority this am. As we learn more about what happened, it is a startling reminder of why the “see something, say something” campaign is so important to keep our city safe.

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 11, 2017

Rep. Elise Stefanik

N. Y. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R, said the first responders “courage saved lives” in the morning of the attack.

As details continue to come over this morning violence on the #PortAuthority, I want to thank you New York the first responders for their quick action and bravery. Their courage saved lives.

— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) December 11, 2017

Lawyer Gene. Eric Schneiderman

“Grateful for the courageous and rapid response of our first responders in New York today,” New York Attorney Gene. Eric Schneiderman said in a tweet. “Stay on your guard and look out for each other.”

Grateful for the courageous and rapid response of our first responders in New York today. Stay on your guard and look out for each other.

— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) December 11, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda

“POLICE officers, FIREMEN, thank you, today and every day,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton” creator and star.

POLICE officers, FIREMEN, thank you, today and every day.

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 11, 2017

Bethenny Frankel

Tv personality Bethenny Frankel tweeted, “So is this the new world? We wake up daily to play: find the explosion?”

So this is the new world? We wake up daily to play: find the explosion?

— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) December 11, 2017

Alyssa Milano

Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a news story about the explosion and said, “be safe for everyone.”

Be safe for everyone. https://t.co/SynvMgDbeQ

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 11, 2017

Rep. Mark Meadows

“To think, and to pray for everyone in New York this morning. Thank God for the brave first responders who were there so quickly,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., said.

Thinking of and praying for everyone in New York this morning. Thank God for the brave first responders who were there so quickly.

— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) December 11, 2017

Sarah Sanders

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Twitter that President Trump “is informed” on the attack.

.@POTUS is briefed on the explosion in New York City

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 11, 2017

DC Police Department

The Washington, D. C., police department tweeted that the “supervision” of the situation.

“At this moment, there are no current threats to the District of Columbia. We ask all residents and visitors to remain vigilant,” the department tweeted.

We follow the incident, which took place in New York City this morning. At this moment, there are no current threats to the District of Columbia. We ask all residents and visitors to remain vigilant. #SeeSomething #SaySomething #DCPolice

— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 11, 2017

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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