Explosion Rocks Manhattan Neighborhood

Credit AP Photo/Andres Kudacki
Credit AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

NEW YORK (AP) -Authorities in New York City are trying to get to the bottom of an explosion that rocked the Chelsea section of Manhattan Saturday night, injuring 29 people. Police also were investigating a second suspicious site nearby early Sunday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier that it was too soon to say if terrorism was behind the incident.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called it a “bomb” blast and said the country has to turn up its vigilance against such attacks. His Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, asked for prayers for the victims of the explosion but said people should let the investigation proceed before drawing a conclusion about the cause.

A law enforcement official speaking on grounds of anonymity told The Associated Press that a second device officers were investigating a few blocks from the scene of the Manhattan explosion appeared to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a cell phone.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to talk publicly about the ongoing investigation.

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