Mayor Says Chelsea Explosion Not Terror-Related, as Police Remove Second Suspicious Device

By NY1 News

web-ny1-chelsea-explosion-2-2jpgMayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday that an explosion that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night is not thought to be an act of terror, hours before bomb squad members safely removed a second suspicious device found four blocks away from the blast.

The NYPD announced at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday that authorities had safely removed what appeared to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a cellphone, which was discovered inside a plastic bag on West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.  READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCES: New York 1 Live

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.