New York City Explosion Injures 29, According to Officials

New York City Explosion Injures 29, According to Officials

Police Commissioner James "Jimmy" O'Neill, who began his post Friday, said no evidence indicates the first explosion was caused by natural gas.

Twenty-nine people were hurt in the explosion, including one considered seriously injured, officials said.

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"We have to let this investigation unfold", Clinton added.

The nature of the incident is unclear, but sources tell CBS News the explosion occurred in a dumpster.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that a local police official has said a second explosive device, which could have been intended for a second blast, has been discovered.

He said authorities did not know of a connection between the NY explosion and the bomb that exploded without hurting anyone earlier Saturday in New Jersey.

The mayor said investigators did not believe there was any link to a pipe bomb that exploded earlier on Saturday in the New Jersey beach town of Seaside Park.

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Meanwhile, a "possible secondary device" was located a few blocks away on 27th Street, between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, the NYPD Special Operations Division said around 11 p.m.

The FBI and Homeland Security officials, along with the ATF arson and explosive task force are also at the scene.

Police said investigations are ongoing and advised people to avoid the area.

"We moved the device up from 27th street", he said.

Politicians reacted to news of the explosion as authorities worked to investigate on scene.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that a second device officers investigated four streets from the scene appeared to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a cellphone. He said the explosion took place on the street. She said she would offer further comment when more details are confirmed.

The New Jersey explosion was set for the moment that thousands of runners would be passing the can - but there were no casualties because the race was delayed, said Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor.