By Eyewitness News
TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) — There was panic in Times Square on Sunday after a loud bang from a manhole explosion sent people running.
Con Edison confirms that one manhole exploded just before 7 p.m. near 215 W. 43rd Street. Smoke was also coming from two other manholes.
Videos on social media showed people running after hearing a loud boom.
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The fires were caused due to cable failure, according to Con Edison.
A spokesperson released a statement saying,
“One manhole exploded in the Times Square area this evening due to cable failure, and a second manhole was smoking. At this time, there have been no customer outages, and no reports of injuries or property damage. Our crews remain on location.”
No injuries have been reported.