Five Taken Into Custody, Device Explodes Outside Train Station in New Jersey

Time: 10:31 a.m. CEST

Surveillance video provided to the Associated Press by Orangetheory Fitness Chelsea, showed people running and debris flying moments after an explosion was set off. (Sept. 18)

The law enforcement officials on Sunday said, “a bomb that injured 29 people on Saturday in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and another that failed to detonate” were composed with shrapnel and made with pressure cookers, flip phones and Christmas lights to cause maximum damages.

The New York Times publishes a top law enforcement officials said the bomb that exploded, at 23rd Street contained small parts or metal BBs.

Elizabeth, New Jersey’s mayor says a suspicious device exploded outside a train station early Monday. The device was one of five that two men found in a trash can. (Sept. 19)

Early on September 19, Elizabeth’s Mayor Chris Bollwage said that” a suspicious device exploded outside a train station. As Bollwage said, the device was one of five that two men found in a trashcan.

After tests, two law enforcement officials said the explosive material in the 23rd Street bomb was similar to a compound called Tannerite. Experts said the bomb’s construction offered conflicting clues, the New York Times reports.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department stopped and brought into custody five people on Sunday on a bridge between the borough of Brooklyn and Staten Island, ABC reported. FBI New York said in a tweet that the vehicle stopped was “of interest” and reiterated, that “no one has been charged with any crime.”

On September 18, Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that a powerful explosion that rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, did not appear to be linked to international terrorism, but that it was a powerful bomb designed to kill. “This is one of the nightmare scenarios,” he said at a news conference on Sunday. “We really were very lucky that there were no fatalities.”

The U.S. investigators investigate possible links between a pair of bombs detonated in New York City and New Jersey during the weekend.


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