Multiple people injured in Manhattan explosion


Several people were injured in an explosion in Chelsea Saturday night. (Photo: Adie Kriegstein)

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NEW YORK – Multiple people were injured Saturday night in an outdoor explosion in Manhattan, PIX 11 reported.

The explosion happened in a garbage can around 8:30 p.m. EDT in the 100 block of 23rd Street in the Chelsea district.

Twenty-nine people were injured, according to FDNY. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, though one is considered serious. The victims were taken to area hospitals.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said  the blast was intentional, but officials have not found any evidence of terrorism.

The NYPD Counterterrorism Unit was also on the scene.

The incident comes hours after a pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The device was also placed in a garbage can.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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