Breaking: Explosion leaves 2 dead, dozens injured in Harlem

East Harlem Building Explosion

Firefighters and emergency personnel are actively on the scene at 116th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem where a building exploded around 9:30 a.m. this morning. Two people are confirmed dead and dozens were injured after a 911 caller reported smelling gas. Two Con Edison crews were dispatched at 9:15 a.m and arrived just after the explosion occurred.

The FBI is on the scene and have rule our terror and see no indication of a crime.

While the subway system is unaffected, all Metro North service was temporarily suspended because all Metro North trains in and out of New York City use the rail lines adjacent to blast zone according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Adam Lisberg. The MTA is preparing a work-around plan to try and restore at least some service today, he tells media.

Authorities on the scene expect the number of casualties to increase.

Story is developing.

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