What appears to be an act of Islamic terrorism inside the United States.
Let’s all tip our hijabs to Mayor De Blasio for downgrading New York City’s surveillance of mosques and Muslims.
As the New Yorker reported: “Bill de Blasio, then a mayoral candidate, said in 2013 that he was ‘deeply troubled’ by the surveillance of mosques.
29 people were hurt, one seriously, after an explosion in the Chelsea area of Manhattan on Saturday night. The first reports came in just before 8:30 via social media. People reported hearing what sounded like a large blast.
At a news conference late Saturday night the NYPD reported that an area on 27th St. between 6th and 7th was being investigated for another possible crime scene in connection with the blast. Fox News reported that sources said a third device was found and was a pressure cooker.
The blast went off in a 4-by-4-by-3-foot construction Dumpster outside the Townhouse Inn of Chelsea at 131 W. 23d St., , officials claimed late Saturday that is is not terrorism, but that prerogative appears to be false after all.
The first blast was so powerful, the Dumpster flew from the north side of the street and landed on the south sidewalk without hitting anyone or anything, police sources told The Post.
One of the injuries “may be considered serious,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. That victim suffered a serious puncture wound.
The vast majority of those injured however suffered scrapes and abrasions from flying debris.
“Thankfully, none of these are life-threatening injuries,” said Dan Nigro, FDNY commissioner.
Update 2: Fox News is reporting a second explosion on 27th street. The NYPD reportedly moved the media to safety before the blast indicating that it may have been a controlled explosion by police. The device is believed to be a “pressure cooker” device similar to the one used in the Boston Marathon bombing with a cell phone and wires attached.
— José Miguel Sardo (@jmsardo) September 18, 2016