No one was willing to say Muslim or Islam last night in New York City as authorities released their statements on a bomb that went off in #Chelsea.
Why this reluctance to avoid the mention of a possible tie to Islam and/or Muslims? Certainly, if the KKK had committed as many acts of terror as Muslims, there would be no reluctance to tie “white supremacy” to violence.
An explosion that hit a crowded Manhattan neighborhood Saturday night and injured 29 people was an “intentional act” but has not been linked to terrorism, the city’s mayor said.
Less than three hours after the blast, an object police described as a “possible secondary device” was found a few blocks away. It was later sent to a NYPD range in the Bronx aboard a special containment vessel, the mayor’s office said. Three law enforcement sources described the find as resembling a pressure cooker with items attached.
President Barack Obama was apprised of the situation, a White House official said.
Who cares if POS Obama has been apprised? The Kenyan doesn’t care. The word is out. It’s never terrorism, according to officials.
If Obongo would show up on TV and say, “We’re gonna get the rats who did this,” then his being apprised might matter.
UNCONFIRMED PHOTO OF SECOND DEVICE.
The explosion on West 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Chelsea was reported at around 8:30 p.m. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, but one was serious, officials said.
“There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection to this incident,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters at a late-night press conference, stressing that the investigation is in its early stages. He added: “The initial indication is this was an intentional act.”
Police had said the blast in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan appeared to come from inside a large trash bin, and photos on social media appeared to show a bin mangled in the explosion, but NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said the explosion is believed to have occurred on the street.
“It was a loud boom, a deep boom,” an eyewitness who was eating dinner nearby when the blast occurred said. “We all ran out and went down the street. You could feel it in your chest and in your legs.”
The exact nature and cause of the blast has not been determined, O’Neill said.
“We do have video, and we see the explosion,” he said, adding that no arrests had been.
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is on the scene. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said a New York arson and explosives task force was responding to the blast.
Some materials used at Heavy.com were used in preparing this post.
Heavy references a New Jersey explosion which took place about the same time as the Chelsea explosion:
The 23rd street explosion comes just hours after a trashcan bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, according to the Associated Press. Nobody was hurt during that incident which took place just prior to a charity 5k run for Marines and sailors. CNN reports that there was no damage to the area. The network adds that two bombs were found in the area but that only one detonated.
Mayor Bill De Blasio said that it’s too early to say if the Chelsea and Seaside Park explosions are related.
Some coincidence, eh???