Cuomo: Explosion was an ‘act of terrorism’

CREDIT: @lot71 on Twitter, via NBC New York.
CREDIT: @lot71 on Twitter, via NBC New York.

NEW YORK (WCMH) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the explosion in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea an “act of terrorism” during a news conference Sunday morning.

“A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism,” Cuomo said.

The blast injured 29 people, but no fatalities were reported. A couple hours after the blast, New York police found a “possible secondary device” a few blocks away. The second device was described as a pressure cooker with items attached and that it was “similar in design” to the one that deontated in a Chelsea dumpster.

Saturday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the blast had not been linked to terror, but Cuomo made a clarification that the incident was not linked to any international terrorist organizations, NBC News reports.

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