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Explosion Rocks Midtown Manhattan, 29 Injured

An explosion rocked a midtown Manhattan street on Saturday night — injuring at least 29 people, blowing out windows and sending scores of panicked pedestrians running for their lives.

The NYPD Counterterrorism Unit and the Fire Department were on scene investigating what caused the explosion in or near a Dumpster on W. 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. at about 8:30 p.m.

A total of 24 people, including an 8-year-old, were wounded and taken to area hospitals — all but one suffering minor injuries. The seriously injured victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, sources said.

Police and FDNY units also responded to reports of a possible second explosive device found in a Dodge Caravan on 27th St., between 6th and 7th Aves., just before 11 p.m.

Quoting sources, Fox News said the second device – which was found four blocks away – was a “pressure cooker device”.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the explosion was “intentional” though he stopped short of calling it terrorism. The FBI and New York Police Department would not rule out terrorism as a possible factor but said it was too early to determine the exact cause, law enforcement sources told Fox News. Police did not say whether they had any potential suspects.

 

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10 Comments

  • 1. Israeli wrote:

    Welcome to our world. It will get much worse as you bring in all these poor, pitiful, Syrian “refugees.” And soon, you’ll have the stabbings of your security forces & civilians by these terrorists- be prepared, coming to a street near you.

  • 2. Fed Up wrote:

    Terrorist attack, just like in Seaside New Jersey at the same time! This is what happens when the world allows ISIS, its wannabes, and supporters to take over! It is time to stop terrorism before another 9-11 occurs, please recognize that Obama!

  • 4. Of course it's terrorism wrote:

    Does it matter who did it (eg. Isis, Timothy McVeigh (American white who blew up a federal building, killing over 100), etc.?

  • 5. DeClasse' Intellectual wrote:

    In spite of all this, Obama wants to let into the country more unvetted refugees who might be terrorists all in the name of political correctness.
    Again the elected officials are afraid to call a terrorist a terrorist or a terrorist act in the name of political correctness-who are they going to offend????? thos who are dead?????

  • 9. Hello Hillary wrote:

    Do you remember the 1993 World Trade Center bombing?
    No one wanted to admit that was terrorism. But the mamzer warned that it was just the first of such attacks if demands were not met.
    Why don’t you wake up and smell the smoke – the US is under attack and we KNOW you won’t do anything to stop it!
    I’m voting for Trump. He said right away it was a bomb.

  • 10. Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor wrote:

    “The 1990 Kahane murder was clearly the first strike in the United States by the Sunni jihadist terror network that eventually evolved into global Al Qaeda.” – Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor

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