Saturday, September 17, 2016

Explosion In New York City Injures Dozens

In the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, at around 8:30 p.m. this evening, an explosion took place reportedly inside a dumpster, which blew out windows in a nearby building that houses a facility for services for the blind.  Two cars also had their back windows blown out.  A reported 26 people were injured, with one seriously injured.

Although police have not said definitely that the explosion originated in the dumpster, it appears to be similar to an earlier incident in New Jersey, in which a bomb went off in a garbage can.  There is no indication as of this posting that the two events are in any way related.

Read more at ABC7NY, NBC New York, PIX11 and the New York Post.

UPDATE:  The total number of injured people is now reported to be 29.  The bombing has been called "intentional".  A second unexploded device has been discovered.  NBC New York has changed the url to their story, so I have edited the link accordingly.

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