Crime tape surrounds a home in San Francisco's Ingleside District March 27, 2012, the site of a grizzley murder scene where 5 people were killed on Friday, March 23, 2012. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

Crime tape surrounds a home in San Francisco's Ingleside District March 27, 2012, the site of a grizzley murder scene where 5 people were killed on Friday, March 23, 2012. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

SFPD increases patrols near transit stations after New York subway terror attack

San Francisco police increased patrols near city transit stops following a terror attack in which a small pipe bomb went off at the entrance to a New York City subway Monday morning.

The pipe bomb went off near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, and the suspect was immediately taken into custody, police sources said.

The blast happened in an underground subway passage just 200 feet from the terminal at West 42nd St. and Eighth Ave., the sources said.

Port Authority cops immediately arrested the suspect, who was injured in the explosion. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to survive, sources said.

Now the San Francisco Police Department is on watch near transit hubs in The City.

“There are no known threats to San Francisco at this time,” Officer Giselle Linnane, an SFPD spokesperson, said. However, she added, “SFPD has increased patrols at our city’s transit and tourist locations.”

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency referred comments to the SFPD.

Two transit agencies run through San Francisco’s downtown: Muni and BART, which share Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell and Civic Center stations. Muni metro underground stations also include Van Ness, Church, Castro, Forest Hill and West Portal.

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