Sunday, 18 September 2016

Explosion Rips Through Busy Neighbourhood In Manhattan

An explosion which has been discovered to be a planned one has ripped through a busy Manhattan neighbourhood injuring at least 29 people.

Police searching the area, following the explosion, found a possible “secondary device” nearby.

It has been reported it appeared to be a pressure cooker connected to a mobile phone with wires attached.

A piece of paper with writing on it was also found close by, according to CNN.

However, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said there was no evidence the blast in the fashionable Chelsea district was terrorism-related.

Mr De Blasio said early indications were that it was “an intentional act”.

But he added: “There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection.

“There is no specific and credible threat against New York City at this point in time from any terror organisation.”

The New York Fire Department said of those wounded, one person was in a serious condition.


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