News Update!!: Chelsea, NY: Latest Information: Terrorist Act in Chelsea, New York.

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News Update!!: Chelsea, NY: Latest Information: Terrorist Act in Chelsea, New York.

Here is the latest information regarding the terrorist act involving an explosion in Chelsea, New York that occurred on Saturday, September 17th, 2016.

** As of 11:00am PT on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016: **

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News Update!!: Linden, NJ: Latest Information: New Jersey and New York Bomber Captured.

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/%E2%80%8Bnews-update-linden-nj-latest-information-new-jersey-and-new-york-bomber-captured/

 

** As of 10:00am PT on Monday, September 19th, 2016: **

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Breaking News!!: Linden, NJ: Suspect in the New York and New Jersey Bombings has been taken in police custody.

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/breaking-news-linden-nj-suspect-in-the-new-york-and-new-jersey-bombings-has-been-taken-in-police-custody/

 

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** As of 9:40pm PT on Sunday, September 18th, 2016: **

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to a suspicious package near the New Jersey Transit station in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

** More Information: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/breaking-news-elizabeth-nj-suspicious-package-found-near-the-new-jersey-transit-station/

 

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** As of 9:20pm PT on Sunday, September 18th, 2016: **

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that a traffic stop on the Verrazano Bridge at 8:45pm ET on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 was part of an investigation into the bombing in Chelsea, New York.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation say that 5 individuals from Elizabeth, New Jersey were taken into police custody, but nobody has been charged with a crime and the investigation is ongoing.

 

 

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** As of 2:00pm PT on Sunday, September 18th, 2016: **

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Investigators are reviewing surveillance videos that shows a man dragging what appears to be a duffel bag with wheels near the site of the explosion on West 23rd Street about 40 minutes before the blast, and shows the same man with what appears to be the same duffel bag on West 27th street about 10 minutes later.

 

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** As of 9:20am PT on Sunday, September 18th, 2016: **

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Department held a morning news briefing on explosion at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, New York.

According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the blast was “an intentional act, but we do not know the motivation. That’s what we have to do more work on.”

Earlier, New York Governor Andrew Cuomohas called the explosion in New York City, New York an “act of terrorism” during a morning news briefing on Sunday.

“A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

According to Commissioner of the New York City Police Department James P. O’Neill, the device components were found ‘indicative of an IED.’

When asked by a reporter about the earlier comments made by New York Govern calling the explosion an ‘act of terrorism’, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department James P. O’Neill said “if it is an act of terrorism we’re going to come out and say it.”

All 29 injured people have been released from the hospital and all buildings near blast are structurally safe.

Authorities have be increased at transportation hubs and at 5 events having today in all 5 boroughs.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, close to 1,000 additional New York State Police and National Guard troops will be dispatched to New York to guard transit stations and airports as a precuation following an explosion.

Commissioner of the New York City Police Department James P. O’Neill said investigators are working to determine the motivation behind the bombing and find out who was behind it and described it as a “very complex post-blast investigation” involving multiple law enforcement agencies.

Street closures continued with closures in both directions from West 14th Street to West 32nd Street between 5th and 8th avenues.

There was no damage to the subway system and the MTA expects service to be up and running at all stations near the scene of the blast.

Anybody with information regarding the explosion in New York City, New York are being asked to call: 1 (800) 577-TIPS.

 

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** As of 8:04am PT on Sunday, September 18th, 2016: **

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomohas called the explosion in New York City, New York an “act of terrorism” during a morning news briefing on Sunday.

“A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Overnight, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “The initial indication is this was an intentional act,” and that, “no specific and credible threat against New York City at this point in time from any terror organization.”

 

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** As of 11:40pm PT on Saturday, September 17th, 2016: **

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The New York Police Department has just confirmed that the secondary device on West 27th Street has been safely removed by the New York Police Department Bomb Squad.

The secondary device; described as a pressure cooker with a cellular phone wired in a plastic bag, was found on West 27th Street, between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, in New York City, New York.

The secondary device was located hours after an explosion occurred at around 8:30pm ET on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 on 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, New York.

At least 29 people were injured in the explosion and no fatalities have been reported.

Anybody with information regarding the explosion in New York City, New York are being asked to call: 1 (800) 577-TIPS.

 

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** As of 10:20pm PT on Saturday, September 17th, 2016: **

This picture posted to New York Daily News on Twitter shows what appears to be the pressure cooker device on 27th Street.

 

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** As of 10:00pm PT on Saturday, September 17th, 2016: **

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The New York Police Department has just confirmed that a secondary device; a pressure cooker with a cellular phone wired in a plastic bag, has been found on West 27th Street, between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, in New York City, New York.

Residence in the area should stay away from windows facing West 27th Street and until it is cleared.

 

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** As of 9:00pm PT on Saturday, September 17th, 2016: **

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Department hold a news briefing on explosion at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, New York.

According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the explosion was an “intentional act”, but do not believe the explosion is linked to terrorism and there are no known threats.

A search is still being conducted of the area around the explosion and it is being treated as crime scene.

The New York Fire Department are currently assessing any potential structural damage resulting from the explosion.

At least 29 people were injured in the explosion and no fatalities have been reported.

Anybody with information regarding the explosion in New York City, New York are being asked to call: 1 (800) 577-TIPS.

 

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** As of 8:20pm PT on Saturday, September 17th, 2016: **

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 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.

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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.

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

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

** ZachNews sends our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the injured victims in the terrorist act in Chelsea, New York. **

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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