A bombing left 29 people injured in New York City on Saturday night in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called an “intentional act,” but said did not appear to be linked to international terror groups.
“A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism, but it’s not linked to international terrorism,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on Sunday.
An initial explosion occurred in the Chelsea neighborhood on 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues around 8:30 p.m. ET, according to the New York City Police Department, A second device resembling a pressure cooker was found four blocks away and removed by police later in the night.
The device that exploded 23rd Street contained components “indicative of an IED,” or improvised explosive device, de Blasio said during a press conference on Sunday.
Twenty-nine people were injured in the explosion, according to the New York City Fire Department. By Sunday morning, all 29 had been treated and released from hospitals, Cuomo said, though the area of the explosion suffered significant damage.