Headlines of the day: Chickens come home to roost


First, one of two headlines from the London Sunday Mail:

‘A bomb exploding in New York is an act of terrorism’: ‘Homemade IED’ that injured 29 in Manhattan had NO ISIS connection says Governor Cuomo – but it’s still the work of a terrorist

  • Police responded to explosion in Chelsea neighborhood at West 23rd and Sixth Avenue around 8.30pm
  • Hundreds of people were fleeing the scene down the block as police cordoned off the area  
  • At least 29 people were reported injured by the Fire Department but injuries don’t appear life-threatening
  • Police have said cause of blast is unknown as bomb sniffing dogs search for remnants of a possible bomb 
  • NYPD Special Ops tweeted that they are investigating a ‘possible’ second device found four blocks away
  • The device is reportedly a ‘pressure cooker’ wrapped in plastic with a cell phone or timer attached to it   
  • CCTV footage shows blast ripping through New York’s affluent Chelsea neighborhood as people passed by  
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio said during press conference that authorities believe it was an ‘intentional act’ 
  • The NYPD tweeted that people should stay away from windows facing 27th Street until the area is clear 
  • NYPD has increased security across the city following the blast Saturday night as a precaution 
  • Subways in the area have been shut down because of the explosion, authorities said 

And the second:

Mass stabbing at Minnesota mall: Rampaging knifeman dressed as a security guard attacks eight shoppers while talking about Allah before being killed by off-duty cop

  • Stabbing attack took place at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud
  • Eight people were taken to St. Cloud hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and one person was admitted
  • St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson says the attacker made references to Allah during the attack and asked at least one person whether they were Muslim

Finally, from the Guardian:

Pipe bomb explodes near Jersey Shore 5km run in support of US Marines

  • No injuries reported in explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey
  • Semper Five race cancelled after unattanded backpack also found

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