Only one week after the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center bombing by Islamic terrorists, another explosion has injured at least 25 at 135 23rd Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues in New York City.
New York Fire Department has confirmed that an improvised explosive device was the likely cause of a blast in Manhattan which resulted in multiple injuries, Reuters reported. According to preliminary reports, the bomb had been stuffed inside a dumpster.
25 injuries to civilians confirmed at 133 W 23 St #Chelsea. None appear to be life-threatening at this time
— FDNY (@FDNY) September 18, 2016
Police spokesman Stephen Davis said the explosion is believed to have originated inside a trash bin, NBC reported, stating that the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is at the scene.
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and New York arson and explosives task force are also at the scene. The New York Office of Emergency Management said it was also responding to the incident.
— Avidor.Law (@JonAvidor) September 18, 2016
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