13:49 Sep. 18, 2016
Police found another suspicious device, similar to bomb used in the Boston Marathon bombing
The evening explosion at 23rd Street in the popular Chelsea neighborhood of New York City injured 29 people, CNN reports. Police are hunting for answers on what could have caused the explosion, shortly before a second suspicious device was found nearby.
A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood appears to have come from a construction toolbox in front of a building. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, because they are not authorized to speak about an ongoing investigation.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters early indications are that the explosion on 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan at about 8.30 p.m. Saturday "was an intentional act."
Investigators believe the blast was caused by an explosive device in or near a dumpster, a law enforcement source told CNN.
They are looking at surveillance video that appears to show a person near where the explosion occurred, in an attempt to determine if that individual is connected to the blast.
One such video with the moment of explosion was revealed by local FM ‘Superstation95' on it's YouTube channel.
Just blocks away from the explosion, a suspicious device was found at 27th Street, according to multiple local and federal law enforcement officials. A device at a second location in Chelsea appears to be a pressure cooker, according to multiple local and federal law enforcement officials.
The object was a pressure cooker with dark colored wiring protruding, connected by silver duct tape to what appears to be a cellphone, officials said. A piece of paper with writing on it was found nearby. None of the officials would say at this point what was inside the pressure cooker, which has since been removed from the scene.
Pressure cookers were used as explosive devices in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 in 2013. Ex-Kyrgyzstani and ex-Russian citizen Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty of this terrorist act.