26 injured according to this source pix11.com/2016/09/17/fdny-confirms-outdoor-explosion-in-chelsea/
A dumpster blew up at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in Chelsea, blowing out the lower windows of a 14-story residence for the blind.
At least 26 suffered minor injuries from what may have been an explosive device, police sources told The Post.
The explosion, described by one neighbor as “deafening,” happened outside the Associated Blind Housing facility at 135 W. 23rd Street. The facility provides housing, training and other services for the blind.
According to police radio transmissions, the people inside the facility have been initially told to remain inside as police began their investigation.
Scary stuff. There was the IED earlier today in NJ. Media reporting gas line ruled out.
Looks like the dumpster absorbed most of the blast
Just heard on Fox that this might have been caused by some sort of construction materials left in the dumpster.
According to MSNBC, 26 are injured, 23 mildly, 2 moderately, and 1 unknown. A gas explosion was ruled out, and it is reported this may be a copycat IED (improvised explosive device) from the earlier one today in New Jersey, or even the same person involved.
The area where the explosion occurred is very popular with homosexuals.
It was a dumpster next to a building under construction so that is very possible.
They have ruled out gas. But there is always acetylene or oxygen tanks.
JUST IN: NYPD says they are investigating possible “secondary” suspicious device on 27th St between 6th and 7th Avenues.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is no evidence that Manhattan explosion is connected to ‘terrorism’
New York mayor says there is evidence that explosion was ‘an intentional act’
They don’t know if it is terrorism. Well, let’s see a bomb is not terrorism?
Fox saying second device is a pressure cooker.
Blame social conservatives, the hicks, Bush, Palin and Reagan. And Jerry Falwell. Can’t forget him.
When is a bombing, or a mass shooting, or an arson an ordinary violent crime and when is it an act of terrorism? Is the difference that an act of terrorism is motivated by an ideology?
How does an act of terrorism differ from a hate crime, which in the US is defined as a violent crime motivated by hatred of a victim’s religion, race, sexual orientation etc.?
More information flooding in, along with detailed photographs of all three bombing situations.
The mayor is angry because Trump called it a bomb:
De Blasio said the explosion had no known connection to terrorism and wasn’t related to a pipe bomb explosion at a charity run in New Jersey earlier Saturday foxnews.com/us/2016/09/18/explosion-in-new-york-city-believed-to-be-intentional-mayor-says-29-injured.html
Amazing what seem people know when no one has even been arrested. :eek:
Ugh, this guy. DeBlasio himself said last night that it was intentional. What the heck else would he call it if not a bomb?
NY authorities calling it a bomb this morning.