A transformer explosion at 41st and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan sparked a scare this evening as police cordoned off several blocks.
Fire and emergency crews responded to the scene where they suspect a manhole explosion was the cause of major distress during the evening rush hour, officials said. It is not terrorism-related, the officials said.
Smoke was seen billowing above the east side of Manhattan, and several blocks were evacuated.
From what I've heard, it was a steam explosion, not related to terrorism. All the government ratcheting up fear with the latest security report and Micheal Chertoff feeling another Al Qaeda attack in his gut, I'm not surprised at the panic in the aftermath but it is not another attack. Not that we are any safer in the states, but this heightened alert seems all designed at manipulating the 2008 election. Carry about business as usual.