Cuomo: Explosion was an ‘act of terrorism’

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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