Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Helicopters flew over the second scene at 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue. Pictured is an aerial view of the street as authorities investigate

'Trashcan bomb' rips through Manhattan: Twenty nine injured, one critical as explosion rocks Chelsea and a second device is found in a 'PRESSURE COOKER' - hours after bombing at military fun run.
An explosion from an apparent bomb in a trashcan ripped through Manhattan on Saturday night leaving at least 29 people injured - and police are investigating a second suspected bomb in a pressure cooker.

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The blast in Chelsea is thought to have come from a dumpster (pictured) and could have come from an explosive device. Witness Chris Duffy tweeted this photo of a destroyed dumpster and said it was the source of the blast

The blast at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Chelsea around 8.30pm is thought to have come from a dumpster and was the result of 'an intentional act', according to the NYPD. Although Mayor Bill de Blasio has claimed there's no connection to terrorism, the incident follows the pipe bombing of a military fun-run in New Jersey hours earlier. He also admitted the explosion was 'intentionally' set off, suggesting the intent was to injure people in an attack on Manhattan.

Police have said that a possible second device has been located, but nothing has been confirmed

The second device at 27th Street and Sixth Avenue is in a pressure cooker, according to both NY 1 and Fox News - raising chilling memories of the Boston bombings in 2013. 'I was eating at the restaurant Mira with my family and we heard a huge noise and the entire restaurant shook,' Emily Brookstein, 30, of New York told Daily Mail Online. 'My dad thought it was a thunder but we obviously realized later that wasn't the case. We came out of the restaurant and could see smoke. Some say it was a subway bomb, but it was definitely an explosion.'

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a press conference that injuries 'are significant but at this point we can confirm that none of those injured are likely to die'. 'There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection.' De Blasio also said it is 'too early to determine' if the incident in New York is connected to the explosion in New Jersey

'It was really loud, it hurt my eardrums. My 10-year-old boy was sat in the back seat of the car, and the explosion blew the back window out,' said Tsi Tsi Mallett, who was in a car driving along 23rd Street when the explosion took place. Her son was not injured. Simitrio Ramirez, 53, who lives nearby in the area said he was home when he felt the explosion. 'With construction in the area, I thought something big fell,' he told Daily Mail Online. He said he could feel his apartment shake when the explosion happened. A witness who did not want to be identified was with friends in an apartment nearby when he said they could feel the windows cave in. An officer told Daily Mail Online they are blocking off the area two blocks north and two blocks south of Sixth Avenue and 23rd Street.

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The Fire Department reported that there were at least 29 people injured, including an eight-year-old, in the blast, but their injuries don't appear life-threatening. The victims of the explosion have been taken to several different hospitals. The NYPD Special Ops tweeted that they are investigating a 'possible' second device that was found at 27th Street and Sixth Avenue, which is just four blocks away from where the blast occurred. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a press conference that injuries 'are significant but at this point we can confirm that none of those injured are likely to die'.

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The NYPD Special Ops tweeted that they are investigating a 'possible' second device that was found at 27th Street and Sixth Avenue, which is just four blocks away from where the blast occurred

There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection.' De Blasio also said it is 'too early to determine' if the incident in New York is connected to the explosion in New Jersey. However, the mayor said: 'We believe that it was an intentional act.' He added that investigators are tracing every lead but it's still too early to give any details of the investigation. De Blasio urged witnesses who took video of the blast to send them to the NYPD.

At least 25 victims (pictured) were being treated for their injuries and dozens of them were taken to local hospitals in the area 

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NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill said the 'area is being treated like a crime scene'. O'Neill also confirmed that there have been 29 injuries reported. He said that the fire department is assessing structural damage from the explosion. Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said that '24 victims have been transported to hospitals with abrasions' from the explosion but all injuries are not life-threatening. He did say there was one patient with a puncture wound, which is more serious than the others.

However, the mayor said: 'We believe that it was an intentional act.' He added that investigators are tracing every lead but it's still too early to give any details of the investigation. De Blasio urged witnesses who took video of the blast to send them to the NYPD

The seriously injured victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where dozens of officers are patrolling, sources said. It comes just hours after a pipe bomb in a trashcan blew up near a fun-run for the military in New Jersey - but no one was injured. The FBI and NYPD Counterterrorism Unit are investigating but there is no confirmation on what caused the blast yet. Witness Chris Duffy originally tweeted the photo of a destroyed dumpster and said it was the source of the blast. The NYPD has taken precautions by increasing security across the city following the blast Saturday night. President Barack Obama has been briefed on the situation following his remarks at the Black Congressional Caucus Gala. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was also briefed on the incident.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was also briefed on the incident. She said: 'We need to do everything we can to support our first responders. We have to pray for the victims'

She said: 'We need to do everything we can to support our first responders. We have to pray for the victims 'We have been in touch with authorities in New York City. And I will have more to say about it when we have more information, Clinton said. Donald Trump had a very different response when asked about the incident in Chelsea. He took the stage in Colorado and declared the incident to be the work of a 'bomb'. 'A bomb went off in New York and no one knows what's going on. We've got to get very tough folks,' he said. New York State Gov Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying 'state officials are coordinating our response with federal and New York City authorities, and full State resources have been made available for this investigation'. 'We are closely monitoring the situation and urge New Yorkers to, as always, remain calm and vigilant.' Authorities have ruled out gas as a cause for the explosion. The blast, according to a witness, occurred on 23rd Street, a major east to west thoroughfare in the fashionable downtown neighborhood of Chelsea. Hundreds of people were out and about in the neighborhood when the explosion occurred. The Chelsea neighborhood is known for its nightlife fun, with its many bars and clubs that are heavily populated on the weekends.

The NYPD tweeted a warning to those near the second area where the 'suspicious package' was found. 'We are asking residents who live on West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan to stay away windows facing 27th Street until we clear the area.' Law enforcement sources told NY1 that the device on 27th Street is a pressure cooker found on the street, and bomb squad members are working to determine if it's an explosive device or just garbage. A car seen driving through the area had its rear window blown out. Officers with police dogs are searching the premises for any remnants of a bomb or explosive device, if there is one, authorities reported. New York City Police issued a bulletin advising motorists in the area that they should 'expect extensive traffic delays and emergency personnel in the area of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue' due to police activity there and asking the public to avoid the area. Hundreds of people were seen fleeing down the block, as police cordoned off the area. The MTA announced that the F, M, PATH train to New Jersey, the 1 and N trains have been shut down because of the explosion. Multiple social media users posted photos of the aftermath and injured victims.