Chelsea area of New York rocked by explosion in the late evening of September 17

Firefighters at the scene of the explosion

IN the late evening of Saturday September 17, what appeared to be a massive explosion hit a street in the Chelsea area of New York injuring at least 29 people, most of whom suffered from cuts from broken glass as windows were blown out, with others suffering from the actual concussion of the explosion.

There were no deaths and just one serious injury and the Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio confirmed that this was “an intentional act” although there was no immediate evidence to connect it with terrorism.

A second bomb, made from a pressure cooker packed with explosives connected to a mobile phone was discovered in the same general vicinity and this was taken to a safe area operated by the New York Police Department where it was deactivated.

On high alert, officers also believed that they had found a third device, but after examination it transpired that this was simply an old briefcase which had been thrown away.

Earlier in the day, a pipe bomb had exploded in a dustbin in Seaside Park New Jersey just as a five kilometre charity run was about to start but happily there were no reported injuries and there is nothing concrete to connect the this explosion with that in New York City.

President Obama has been alerted to the events of the day and a number of different local and federal departments have been called in to investigation both explosions and to try to identify those behind them.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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