All yesterday: an explosion in Chelsea, Manhattan, 9 people stabbed at a Minnesota Mall, and a bomb detonated in New Jersey.
Breaking News: On Saturday there has been a very large explosion that occurred in Chelsea, Manhattan on 23rd and 6th one hour ago at 8:30 pm Eastern time.
Multiple people were injured during an outdoor explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan Saturday night. The NYPD is continuing to look for secondary devices. People reported that buildings shook and some windows were shattered. It was a very powerful blast blowing out windows of a building and injuring at least 29 people. It was an intentional act but so far no one is calling it an act of terrorism. Reports say the explosion occurred in or near a dumpster. The explosion could have been a lot worse since it was reported only one bomb of four was detonated.
The FBI is now at the scene to investigate the explosion. Some of the subway lines have been shutdown due to the investigation taking place.
“No credible threat against New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio says.
A 66 year old woman spotted a pressure cooker and called the police immediately. The NYPD immediately went to the scene and foiled a potential second explosion. They recovered a trash bag with a pressure cooker connected to wires, a detonator, and cell phone on 27th Street. This second explosive device is being investigated in relation to the first explosion.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told supporters at a Colorado rally that a bomb had gone off in New York City.
“Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” Trump said. “We better get very tough.”
Earlier the same day, 9 people were stabbed at a Minnesota Mall. The attacker was shot by an off duty police officer and killed preventing more stabbings.
In New Jersey beach town, an explosive device detonated at the Seaside Park on Saturday along the route of a 5k charity race which drew thousands of runners.
The run was delayed due to the large turnout as a result there were not many people in the area when the explosion occurred. The race was cancelled after the blast.
The FBI is investigating and looking into these three separate attacks and determining if the attacks were connected within a 12 hour period these attacks occurred.