Explosion Rocks New York City’s Chelsea Neighborhood

By APB Staff Writer


Sunday, September 18, 2016 New York City:

The city that never sleeps was gripped with fear as twenty-nine individuals were injured Saturday night in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan when a bomb packed with shrapnel detonated in a garbage dumpster in front of 133 West 23rd Street.

According to the New York Police Department, the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries from the blast which showered shattered glass, metal and small pellets onto the busy street. Police and first responders rushed to the scene of the incident which consequently closed cross streets in a ten block radius and forced many people out of buildings.

Local NYC and national TV news teams along with reporters from around the globe converged in the popular Manhattan neighborhood on Sunday morning noted for its chic restaurants and trendy nightclubs.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined New York City mayor Bill de Blasio to receive a debriefing from the NYPD and FBI investigators on the scene. The Chelsea bomb  occurred nearly eleven hours following a pipe bomb explosion in a Jersey Shore garbage can shortly before a scheduled charity race benefiting Navy sailors and Marines.  Authorities have yet to discover anything connecting the New Jersey and Chelsea incidents as the investigations continues into Sunday afternoon.