Explosion in Trash Can Sends Children Running in Times Square Subway Station

Footage posted to Instagram captured the moment something exploded inside a trash can in a Times Square subway station, startling people standing next to it, including two young children.

This video, shot by Kai Kenyettie during his commute, shows a police officer approaching the smoking bin as a woman and two children stop near it. The explosion occurs just as the officer asks the woman to move away.

“I cannot believe I’m alive and posting this right now,” Kenyettie wrote of the video on Instagram.

Local media reported that a bomb squad was deployed to the scene, but it was not clear if the incident was intentional. Credit: Kai Kenyettie via Storyful