Breaking News!!: New York City, NY: Several injured in explosion.

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Breaking News!!: New York City, NY: Several injured in explosion.

There has been an explosion at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, New York.

At least 29 people were injured in an explosion that occurred at around 8:30pm ET on Saturday, September 17th, 2016.

One person has serious injures and the rest of the injured are considered non life threatening.

Authorities are investigating this explosion and are searching the area for possible additional devices as a precaution.

Authorities are also investigating a possible “secondary device” a few blocks away.

According to the New York Police Department Special Operations, were investigating a possible secondary device on 27th Street, between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, in New York City, New York.

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Authorities are saying that this was not caused by natural gas and was set intentionally, but no information if this explosion is related to terrorism.

If anybody has any information, they should call: 1 (800) 577-TIPS.

Streets are closed in the area of the explosion, including 6th Avenue from 14th Street to 34th Street.

The New York City Transit reported extensive disruptions to the 1, 2, E and F subway lines.

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Preliminary reports suggested the explosion originated in a dumpster.

** Video from BunkerHD on YouTube: **

Closed-circuit television footage posted at BunkerHD on YouTube show the explosion.

New York Police Department, Joint Terrorism Task Force Members, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are all at the scene.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, its arson and explosive task force was headed to the explosion site.

Earlier on Twitter, New York Police Department Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted, “Officials are on the scene of an explosion on West 23 St in Manhattan at least 26 people injured. An unknown device was inside a dumpster.”

United States of America President Barack Obama was briefed on the explosion and receiving regular updates.

 

** Live News Coverage: NBC News: **

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Explosion-Chelsea-New-York-23rd-Street-393848591.html

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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