There were reports of officers being attacked near Times Square as people gathered for the annual New Years Eve celebration.
There will be a police presence in the area and residual traffic delays.
There were no life-threatening injuries reported in the incident, according to police sources. The sources said that officials were still figuring out what happened.
There were loud noises that may have been gunshots.
I only heard the sound of a bang. One of the workers said "bang!" The people were running.
The officers hurt in the incident were expected to recover, but no information was given.
The location, 10 short blocks north and one long block west of the heart of the Times Square, is on the perimeter of a portion of Midtown Manhattan closed off for the annual New Years Eve ball Drop.
Two men were taken into custody after they got into a knife fight at the intersection of W 42nd St. and 6th Ave. One of the men was taken to a hospital and the other was arrested.