Second Explosive Device In Chelsea Found Just Blocks From Blast


Hours after a blast injured more than two dozen people in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, a second explosive device was found just a few blocks away, according to authorities. On Saturday night at approximately 8:30 p.m, 29 people were injured by an explosion on 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue. Some four blocks away on 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, a second device was located in a police sweep of the area, as the Wall Street Journal noted.

A law enforcement official told the Wall Street Journal that the second device was a pressure cooker with a cell phone and wiring attached and was found inside of a plastic bag. The New York Times reported that a city official described the second device "as resembling a pressure-cooker like the one used in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013." However, in a press conference Saturday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio stressed there was so far no link to terrorism, though he did describe the explosion as an "intentional act."

At 12:13 a.m. on Sunday, the New York Police Department released an advisory:

Police commissioner James P. O’Neill confirmed there was no one in custody connected to Saturday night's explosion, saying “We are still in the process of trying to figure that out."