Residents of Chelsea, NYC faced explosions this afternoon as 29 people were injured in what appears to be an “Intentional Act”. NYPD and various public safety agencies have been deployed to the scene to assess the situation and deal with any ongoing threats.
There are 2 locations in which incidents are being investigated, 27th & 28th Street in Chelsea NYC. Evidence now suggests one of the suspicious items is a pressure cooker with a black wire coming out of its top.
Summit Press is now assuming this incident to be an attempted attack to cause fear, therefore it may be categorized as terrorism. We urge all members of the community of Chelsea to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings as the NYPD and various agencies work to handle the situation.
[UPDATE 1] – NYPD is currently in the process of finding a motive which still remains unclear. Investigators are searching for suspects and further information from anyone who was a witness or has information. Once again, the act whether intended to cause terror or not, has done so. NYC residents are resilient and will stand strong, but that is not to say that fear does not reach the minds of those affected and everyone seeing it in the media.
[UPDATE 2] The NY Times is now reporting that the pressure cooker bombs contained shrapnel that was intended to cause serious bodily harm.
The NYPD has stated the following precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety.
The Daily News reports “The NYPD Counterterrorism Unit and the Fire Department were on scene investigating what caused the explosion in or near a Dumpster on W. 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. at about 8:30 p.m.”.
We will continue to update our subscribers as this situation occurs, and urge everyone to stay aware of their surroundings. No attack, regardless of casualty count should be taken lightly.
For more informational reporting like this, or powerful op-eds, please subscribe to our wordpress! Follow us on Facebook, or follow our editor-in-chief on twitter.
In these trying times, true journalism is a necessity. Clarity of information is the only way that we will be able to move forward as a society, Summit Press will continue to give you the facts as things happen.