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Possible explosion reported in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood

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Possible explosion reported in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood

Trump made the statement even though the New York City Police Department has yet to confirm the cause of the explosion, which caused multiple injuries.

NY police issued an alert telling motorists to avoid the area, near 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue.

ABC7 has reported that up to 15 people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

"There was a loud boom and our entire apartment shook", Neha Jain, who lives in Manhattan, told NBC News.

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The Associated Press reported that the scene was a possible building explosion. Photos on social media appeared to show a trash bin that was purported to have been mangled in the blast.

The blast was reported near 23rd Street and 6th Avenue, a police spokesman posted on Twitter.

Along with the NYPD and FDNY, WPIX also reports that the NYPD counterterrorism unit is on scene.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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