FOLLOWING THE EXPLOSION that ripped through Chelsea late Saturday evening, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference and called the explosion a serious incident. He said the injuries are significant, but none of the 29 injured are likely to die. He said there is no evidence stating it is a terror related event. He also said there was no specific connection to the events in NJ. He did say he believes it is an intentional act.
A second device was found a few blocks away hours later. A pressure cooker connected with wiring to a cell phone was found inside a white plastic bag. The device was taken to a special area for the bomb squad to inspect.
Video of the explosion was captured on surveillance systems in the area.
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