An explosion from a suspected bomb in a trashcan ripped through Manhattan on Saturday night leaving at least 29 people injured – and police are investigating a second suspected bomb in a pressure cooker.
Terrifying CCTV footage shows the blast ripping through New York’s affluent Chelsea neighborhood at around 8.30pm on Saturday night.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Office of the Deputy Commissioner Public Information (DCPI) exclusively told DailyMail.com the video was ‘confirmed amateur video footage from incident location’.
The blast on 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue is believed to have come from a dumpster and was the result of ‘an intentional act’, according to the NYPD.
Although Mayor Bill de Blasio has claimed there’s no connection to terrorism, the incident follows the pipe bombing of a military fun-run in New Jersey hours earlier. No one was injured in that attack.
De Blasio also admitted the explosion was ‘intentionally’ set off, suggesting the intent was to injure people in an attack on Manhattan. All the victims including an eight-year-old boy have minor injuries, except one who is in critical condition.
The 45 second clip shows people walking past a construction site when the tremendous explosion occurred.
Panicked passersby on the other side begin running from the scene seconds after the blast.
The second device at 27th Street and Sixth Avenue, which was removed by the NYPD early on Sunday morning, is in a pressure cooker – raising chilling memories of the Boston bombings in 2013.
The pressure cooker has different colored wires sticking out of it and is wrapped in a plastic bag with what appears to be a cell phone or timer connected to it.
The pressure cooker was also reported to be wrapped in duct tape with a note attached to it.
Investigators have now said they are reviewing surveillance footage that shows a person standing near the site of the first explosion shortly before the blast.
Hundreds of people fled the scene after the blast, and witnesses described the harrowing incident as they were enjoying a night out in the city.
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