Dumpster Explosion in New York’s Chelsea Neighborhood – possible IED

 In Breaking News, Domestic

A dumpster exploded in New York’s Chelsea Neighborhood in Manhattan on Saturday, breaking out the windows in a nearby apartment, and injuring at least 15 people, possibly up to 26. Witnesses reported hearing a noise “100 times louder than thunder” as the dumpster exploded.

The blast was reported around 9 p.m. on Saturday. The area was evacuated, and authorities called for numerous ambulances to transport the injured. Injuries are reported to be minor. The blast broke windows, and authorities blocked off access as they conducted their investigation.

Authorities are unclear whether the device was a pipe bomb or an IED.

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Photo of possible IED from New York Alerts Twitter @voicehalf pic.twitter.com/pDKaPeoJmp

 

 

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