An improvised explosive device reportedly hidden in a trashcan in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan injured at least 26 people Saturday evening.
Police and other emergency services in New York City are responding to an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, officials and witnesses say. At least 26 people are known to have been injured. (Bnonews)
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) September 18, 2016
The FBI has taken over the investigation following a similar blast that rocked Seaside Park, New Jersey early Saturday:
Brad Cohen, the acting special agent in charge of the FBI’s office in Newark, declined to discuss the matter at length during a brief news conference staged Saturday evening.
He said the FBI is working side by side with federal, state and local officials to find out who is behind the device.
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