MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (IED)
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 17, 2016) — Following the explosion of a pipe bomb in Seaside Park, NJ on Saturday during which no one was injured, an explosion in Manhattan has injured at least 26 people as of approximately 9:45 p.m. EDT, according to The New York Post.
The explosion occurred in the Chelsea section of Manhattan at about 8:30 p.m.
The location of the explosion is reported to have been the intersection of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue.
The cause of the explosions has not been identified as of press time, although Fox News’s Eric Shawn reported at 10:00 p.m. that “terrorism” is a possibility.
An eyewitness interviewed by Fox said that the explosion shook the entire area, where she had debarked from a cross-town bus and entered a convenience store. “It sounded like being at the fireworks…this was a big explosion…it seemed like a war to me,” she told the reporter, adding that she saw smoke “in the middle of the street.”
At 10:06, Fox reported 25 injuries and that “none” were “life threatening.”
Blogger Mike Cernovich tweeted that a source within the FDNY said the explosion was caused by “a confirmed IED” (improvised explosive device).
A second eyewitness said the explosion “shook the building,” while The New York Post reported that it “blew out the windows of a 14-story residence for the blind.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.