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USA: 'Several in custody' as police continue hunt for Manhattan bomber01:49

USA: 'Several in custody' as police continue hunt for Manhattan bomber

United States, New York City
September 19, 2016 at 02:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

A heavy police presence was still posted in central Manhattan on Sunday, after a powerful explosion rocked the Chelsea neighbourhood one night prior, injuring 29 people. New York State Senator Marty Golden confirmed late on Sunday that the FBI had taken several people into custody near New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in connection with the case.

The bomb was set off at 135 23rd Street outside the Associated Blind Housing facility, an association that cares for the visually impaired. The explosive was reportedly put in a dumpster near the premises.

The blast wounded 29 people with shrapnel and flying glass, however all have now been released from hospital.

A second device, an unexploded pressure-cooker, was found just a few blocks away from the scene.

An investigation has been launched into the attack and the bomb is being treated as intentional. However the motive remains unknown, with no party yet claiming responsibility for the bomb.

USA: 'Several in custody' as police continue hunt for Manhattan bomber01:49
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A heavy police presence was still posted in central Manhattan on Sunday, after a powerful explosion rocked the Chelsea neighbourhood one night prior, injuring 29 people. New York State Senator Marty Golden confirmed late on Sunday that the FBI had taken several people into custody near New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in connection with the case.

The bomb was set off at 135 23rd Street outside the Associated Blind Housing facility, an association that cares for the visually impaired. The explosive was reportedly put in a dumpster near the premises.

The blast wounded 29 people with shrapnel and flying glass, however all have now been released from hospital.

A second device, an unexploded pressure-cooker, was found just a few blocks away from the scene.

An investigation has been launched into the attack and the bomb is being treated as intentional. However the motive remains unknown, with no party yet claiming responsibility for the bomb.

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