Explosion in New York – 25 or more Injured
This just happened within the past hour.
It is reported that approximately 25 people have been injured.
From New York Post
A dumpster blew up at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in Chelsea, blowing out the lower windows of a 14-story residence for the blind.
At least 26 suffered minor injuries from what may have been an explosive device, police sources told The Post.
The explosion, described by one neighbor as “deafening,” happened outside the Associated Blind Housing facility at 135 W. 23rd Street. The facility provides housing, training and other services for the blind.
According to police radio transmissions, the people inside the facility have been initially told to remain inside as police began their investigation. Source
— Cooper Lawrence (@CooperLawrence) September 18, 2016
Huge explosion in Chelsea blew this dumpster … pic.twitter.com/1lSIGjRyC8
— Chris Duffy (@voicehalf) September 18, 2016
The explosion happened around 8:30 p.m. at 135 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
Sources say 26 people have minor injuries.
The victims were taken to area hospitals.
The FDNY is on the scene with the NYPD Counterterrorism Unit. Source
We are responding to an explosion at West 23 / 6 Ave. – updates to follow
— NYPDCounterterrorism (@NYPDCT) September 18, 2016
— N∑H∆ (@nnehajainn) September 18, 2016