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Everything We Know About The Explosion In Chelsea, New York City

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An explosive device was detonated in Chelsea, a once predominantly gay and now mixed neighborhood in Manhattan, around 8:30 pm Saturday night off of W 23rd Street, injuring 29 people, shattering nearby windows and prompting major street closures.

Luckily, none of the injuries were life threatening and by Sunday morning, all those taken to the hospital had been released, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York in a press conference. Officials also noted that the explosion does not appear to be linked to international terrorism, though Cuomo did say, “A bomb going off is generically a terrorist activity. That’s how we’ll consider it. And that’s how we will prosecute it.”

Witness accounts report the explosion came from a dumpster in front of a a residential building for the blind, at 121 W 23rd, where it is believed a homemade bomb was detonated.

Three hours after the blast, a second device was found at West 27th Street between the Avenue of Americas and Seventh Avenue. It was described as a pressure-cooker device similar to the one used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Police confirmed that this is the second device:

There are currently no suspects as the investigation gets underway. Police are asking anyone with video footage of the events to turn it over to assist them. Police are also seeking eyewitness accounts and tips.

Below, find the recently released surveillance footage taken nearby the explosion:

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12 Comments

  • Bob LaBlah

    The fact it took nearly sixteen hours for Queerty to notice a terrorist incident happened in NYC notwithstanding they still got it wrong. Gov. Andrew Cuomo HAS said it was an act of terrorism, as has Christy in regards to the explosion that happen seven hours earlier in NJ. Excellent reporting. Its a wonder which is worse, the reporting or the censoring done on this site.

  • Bob LaBlah

    And by the way, the guy who hit that queen over the head in Dallas Bar-B-Q (located a few hundred feet away from the explosion) was sentenced to nine years in prison last week. The story was sent but obviously ignored by the editors.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    You can do it, Queerty. Repeat after me….

    “Radicalized Islamic Terrorist “.

    Thank you, President Obama, for keeping America safe. Keep bringing in more of those improperly vetted Muslim refugees. I hope this incident didn’t interrupt your golf game.

  • leobaga

    @Bob LaBlah: because Queertt does not want to admit that Trump is right again.

    Gays who support Hillary should be ashamed of themselves. It was her who was so against marriage when she ran against Obama. Had she won, forget about gay marriage. Remember it was also her husband proven liar Bill Clinton who signed the notorious Dadt and many other anti gay laws. In addition, the corrupt Clinton foundations accept money from homophobic countries like Saudi Arabia, uae, Egypt, etc. Really disgusting!

    Trump on the other hand is the very first GOP nominee to acknowledge lgbqt rights during his convention speech. That’s historic!

  • Bob LaBlah

    @leobaga: “Trump on the other hand is the very first GOP nominee to acknowledge lgbqt rights during his convention speech. That’s historic!”

    What will also be historic (if he wins) is he will be the first president who can’t speak nor reason above a sixth grade level and is clearly so aloof as to presidential etiquette and mannerism that he and the president of the Philippines seem to be vying for idiot of the century. And the century has more or less just begun, mind you. This guy has NO business in the Oval office. His economic plan numbers do not add up and believe it or not if he builds that wall he could trigger Mexico to retaliate by having a clearly OPEN blind eye to drug traffickers. If you think the streets are flooded with drugs now imagine what WILL happen if the Mexicans retaliate that way after five million of them get sent home to no jobs, education or future and that wall goes up. They too can say “Eff you too buddy”.

  • o.codone

    So, with every bomb the truth is slowly revealed. Nobody wants these shitty refugees walking the streets. They intend to hurt gays, that’s no secret. So, what’s it going to take for stupid, suicidal gay people to realize that voting for HRC is a mistake. She has lifelong secret service protection, we have bombs that we have to run away from. These trashy, shitty immigrants cannot be allowed by out-of-touch politicians to walk around in the gayborhood. The politicians have failed us. Particularly miss anti gay marriage HRC. Take this seriously girls, or die. The lives of gay men and women are literally on the line. Like it or not, it’s time

  • o.codone

    So, with every bomb the truth is slowly revealed. Nobody wants these shitty refugees walking the streets. They intend to hurt gays, that’s no secret. So, what’s it going to take for stupid, suicidal gay people to realize that voting for HRC is a mistake. She has lifelong secret service protection, we have bombs that we have to run away from. These trashy, shitty immigrants cannot be allowed to walk around in the gayborhood. The politicians have failed us. Particularly miss anti gay marriage HRC. Take this seriously girls, or die. The lives of gay men and women are literally on the line. With 49 dead in Orlando, like it or not, it’s time for us to say that enough is enough to these stupid democrats.

  • o.codone

    sorry about the mistake above. duplicate posts. somehow this must be Queerty’s fault.

  • Mo Bro

    “Please don’t be a Muslim, please don’t be a Muslim, please don’t be a Muslim . . . oh SHIT, it’s another Muslim . . .”
    – all liberals, whenever there’s a terrorist attack on innocent people.

  • Stilinski26

    @Alistair Wiseman: I am surprised you weren’t censored for saying that this site has habit of censoring comments !

  • KMF11

    @Alistair Wiseman: @Alistair Wiseman:
    Gurl. Log off. Or better yet, delete the account. Maybe u’ll save yourself from sounding ignorant. This is Prejudice. Wake up and be a better human being. All these “radical muslims” are the creation of your evil country. And, all the shit that is happening all over the world including the ones in your home country are because of the greed and the terrorism of YOUR country.
    You Americans are so fucking entitled and stupid.

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