Live: Explosion in New York City leaves 29 injured, another explosive found
New York : An explosion on Sunday rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and injured nothing less than 29 people, said the New York fire commissioner.
A possible second explosive has also been recovered near site of New York City blast, police officials posted on their Twitter page.
Possible second explosive device found near site of New York City blast: police official on Twitter (source: Reuters)— ANI (@ANI_news) September 18, 2016
However, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio denied any connection of the blast to terrorism, but maintained that it was an intentional act.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is no evidence that Manhattan explosion is connected to 'terrorism' (source: Reuters)— ANI (@ANI_news) September 18, 2016
New York mayor says there is evidence that explosion was 'an intentional act' (source: Reuters)— ANI (@ANI_news) September 18, 2016
Here are live updates over the incident:
# Device found blocks away from explosion had wires attached, connected to cell phone, sources tell CNN
# Manhattan New York blast caused 29 injuries, none of them life-threatening: New York fire commissioner
Visuals from the spot of explosion in a dumpster in Manhattan New York, injuring at least 26. pic.twitter.com/2OD43FM0Io— ANI (@ANI_news) September 18, 2016
# An explosion in a dumpster rocks Manhattan New York: US media