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New York police continue investigations into late night explosion

SOURCE: BBC NEWS: At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in a crowded district of New York City.

The cause of the blast late on Saturday in Chelsea remains unclear. Mayor Bill de Blasio described it as “intentional” but said that there were no known links to terror.

The force of the blast blew out windows and could be heard several blocks away.


The device went off in a rubbish bin.


Another device, reportedly a pressure cooker rigged with wires, was later found in the same district.



Possible “pressure cooker” explosive device found by New York Police .

New York’s fire department said that of those injured, 24 were taken to hospital.

One received a puncture wound described as serious, while the rest suffered scrapes and bruises.

The explosion occurred around 21:00 (01:00 GMT on Sunday), outside a residence for blind people on West 23rd Street.

Witnesses said people ran in all directions following the “incredibly loud” blast.

Some reports said the blast went off in a black metal construction toolbox, others that it was in a rubbish bin.


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Mr de Blasio said: “The initial indication is this was an intentional act.”

But he added: “We also want to be upfront saying that there is no evidence at this point of a terror connection to this incident.”



2 Responses to New York police continue investigations into late night explosion

  1. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes September 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Article is about a bomb

  2. Hal Austin September 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Like all big countries, Barbados must know the affiliations and beliefs of then New Barbadians who settle in our peaceful country. Who are they? Their backgrounds? Their beliefs? What they think of terrorism? It is our right to know.


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