18 September 2016

Somebody doesn't heart New York

“It was a quiet night, and then I heard this deafening boom,” said Jakir Aussin, who works at a Dunkin Donuts at 23rd and Sixth Avenue. “My first thought was, ‘Oh god, a bomb,’ so I got down on the floor.” He added “I looked outside and it’s all broken glass, car alarms going off — I still don’t know what happened.”
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — “This is a very dense area, the whole block is restaurants and residences and this area on a warm Saturday night is an area swarming with people,” City Councilman Cory Johnson told 1010 WINS. Police said a possible secondary device has been found a few blocks away.
Pictures here.

UPDATE: Second bomb found...
A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a second device officers are investigating a few blocks from the scene of a Manhattan explosion appears to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a cellphone.

RELATED: Meanwhile, down the road in New Jersey...
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town Saturday shortly before thousands of runners were due to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors.

Officials said runners had been scheduled to pass by the area around the time the blast occurred, but the start of the race had been delayed after an unattended backpack was found and the area was mostly empty when the blast occurred.
Just a coincidence, I'm sure.


RELATED2: Getting stabby for Allah?
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- A man in a private security uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly mentioning Allah and asking at least one victim if they were Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him. The attack began shortly after an explosion in a crowded New York City neighborhood injured 29 people.

LAST WORD: CBC pulls all the facts together...

...goes with...
"There is no "credible or specific threat" to the city at this time," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference.
Yeah, tell that to the 29 people in hospital picking shrapnel outta their collective arses.