Investigation underway into NYC explosion that injured 29
Sept.18, NY: An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early Sunday. Authorities called the blast intentional but said there was no evidence of an international terror connection.
"Tonight, New York City experienced a very bad incident," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "We have no credible and specific threat at this moment."
De Blasio tried to calm any fears among nervous New Yorkers, saying preliminary information found "there is no evidence at this point of a terror connection" and the explosion wasn't related to a pipe bomb explosion earlier Saturday in New Jersey that forced the cancellation of a charity run.
"Now, I want to be clear: Whatever the cause, whatever the intention here, New Yorkers will not be intimidated," the Democratic mayor said. "We are not going to let anyone change who we are or how we go about our lives."
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