At least 29 people injured after possible explosion reported in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood
2:45 a.m. UPDATE
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have removed a suspicious device from a Manhattan location four blocks from the site of an explosion that injured more than two dozen people.
The New York Police Department tweeted early Sunday that the device has been safely removed from West 27th Street by the bomb squad. Police say it was to be taken to the department firing range in the Bronx.
Police had earlier advised residents on the block where the device was found to stay away from windows facing 27th Street.
An explosion rocked the block of West 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials said 29 people were injured. Most of the injuries were minor.
NEW YORK — Police and firefighters are at the scene of a possible explosion in New York City, and authorities say 25 people suffered minor injuries.
Police spokesman J. Peter Donald said on Twitter that the possible explosion happened at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
Donald said several people were taken to hospitals with injuries. The Fire Department tweeted that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
No detail about the extent of damage was immediately available.
Numerous emergency vehicles are in the area, which is a major thoroughfare with many restauran
NEW YORK (AP) – Police and firefighters are at the scene of a possible explosion in New York City. At least 25 people were injured in the incident, according to Fox News.
The Fire Department says the blast was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
City Councilman Corey Johnson, who represents the area, told cable news station New York 1 that FBI and federal Homeland Security officials were on the scene, in addition to New York City police.
Numerous emergency vehicles are in the area, which is a major thoroughfare with many restaurants.
The reports of a possible blast comes hours after a pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, shortly before thousands of runners participated in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors.