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Police and firefighters work near the scene of an apparent explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. 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 the person wasn't authorized to speak about an ongoing investigation. More than two dozen people have sustained minor injuries in the explosion on West 23rd Street.(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

All victims of the New York City explosion have been released from the hospital



Update: (10:35 a.m. Sunday)

All 29 victims of the New York City bombing have been released from the hospital, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Sunday morning. 

The explosion remains under investigation. 


Original story

An explosion in a crowded New York City neighborhood on Saturday night left at least 29 people with serious but not life-threatening injuries, authorities said. 

Is it terrorism?

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference Saturday night that the incident was an intentional act but could not identify what caused the explosion. He stressed that the city is not under a credible and specific threat and says a possible terror link has not been confirmed.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill said that gas explosions have been ruled out.

A bomb exploding in New York City is obviously terrorism, but it's not linked to international terrorism.
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo reiterated there was no link to international terrorism, but called the act itself terrorism. 

"As governor of New York, this is my worst nightmare," Cuomo said, adding that 1,000 National Guard troops and New York police were deployed.

Another suspicious incident

<b>A pipe bomb exploded</b> in a New Jersey's Seaside Park Saturday shortly before thousands of runners were due to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors, authorities said.

No injuries were reported in the blast in  around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie called that incident "clearly an act of terrorism" Sunday morning in a "Fox News Sunday" interview.  There are still no clear leads in that incident, but the NYPD confirmed it was not related to the New York City bombings, <b>according to local CNN affiliate NY1</b>.

Police spokesman J. Peter Donald said the explosion occurred in the busy Chelsea neighborhood.

Security cameras captured the explosion as it happened. See it left of the image in the following video at about the 36-second mark.

Another device was reported near 28th Street, then deemed unrelated.

Pressure cooker device

Several media sources are reporting that a pressure cooker was found sitting out in the open found several blocks away.

CNN is reporting that the second device found is a pressure cooker with  dark wires hanging out wrapped in black tape and a cellphone attached to it.

Obama's response

The White House issued a brief statement saying that President Obama had been briefed on the situation. "The president has been apprised of the explosion in New York City, the cause of which remains under investigation," the statement said. 

Trump quick to call it "a bomb"

Moments after an explosion, GOP nominee Donald Trump in Colorado said: "I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what's going on. But, boy, we are really in a time - we better get very tough, folks."

Trump offered his condolences on Twitter on Sunday morning.

Clinton also called it a "bombing"

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton took a more measured approach but described the incident as "bombings," referring to both the NYC blast and the pipe bomb that detonated in a Jersey Shore town before a Marine charity run.

"I've been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey," she told media on her campaign plane.  She is monitoring the situation, aides said.

Several injured 

An 8-year-old is reportedly among the injured. City councilman Corey Johnson tweeted one patient has moderate injuries and the conditions of two patients are unknown.

NYPD's counterterrorism unit has responded to the explosion.  

According to one witness, the explosion blew up a dumpster.

People have tweeted out videos of the area near the explosion. 

The explosion came on O'Neill's first full day as police commissioner, <b>CNN reports</b>. He succeeded William Bratton on Friday.

New York City on alert

A number of New York City subway routes have been affected by the incident.  Authorities have cordoned off several blocks in the Chelsea neighborhood.  

Streets remained closed by 10 a.m. Sunday.

The UN General Assembly is Monday

The United Nations General Assembly is set to begin Monday, and foreign leaders had already arrived in New York City when the explosion hit. The U.N. headquarters is about two miles away from the site of the first explosion on 23rd Street.

President Obama will be in New York City Sunday night for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and stay overnight for the General Assembly. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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