New York's governor says bombing was "act of terrorism"

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday a blast that injured 29 people in Manhattan was caused by some kind of bomb, but the attack didn't appear to be linked to worldwide terrorism. Trace elements found at the scene are consistent with a pressure cooker.

Clinton, asked about Trump's saying that a "bomb" had gone off in NY, said it was "important to know the facts about any incident like this", adding, "I think it's always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions, because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened". The pressure cooker recovered at West 27th Street is now considered the best piece of evidence so far and the operating theory, which remains unproven, is the two incidents are related.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (2-R) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (3-R) stand in front of a mangled dumpster while touring the site of an explosion that occurred in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York on September 18, 2016. He said New Yorkers will notice an increase in police presence across the city, especially with the United Nations General Assembly taking place in the city this week.

Residents living nearby were advised to stay away from windows facing the street as a precaution, and the item was later safely moved to a police firing range for further examination, officer Christopher Pisano said.

"We do not know the motivation, we do not know the nature of it", Bill de Blasio told a news conference one day after the bombing. "But a bomb going off is generically a terrorist activity".

The bombing rocked the city's Chelsea neighborhood, a mostly residential part of Manhattan's west side known for its art galleries and large gay population.

"We will be very careful and patient to get to the full truth here", de Blasio said. Cuomo on September 18 said that "a bomb exploding in NY is obviously an act of terrorism", but said there was no evidence of a link to worldwide terrorism.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there's no evidence that an explosion that rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood, injuring 29 people, had any link to worldwide terrorism. Though, all officials stopped short of calling the incident an act of terrorism, saying if the investigation determines it was a terrorist act they will call it as such.

Cuomo said evidence has been sent to Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, for examination. According to a hospital spokeswoman they were all released by 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday morning.

Anthony Stanhope, 40, a songwriter who lives a block away from the bombing, said he needed more answers before he could feel safe.

Tannerite is often used in target shooting to mark a shot with a cloud of smoke and small explosion.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is asking Emmys attendees to remain vigilant in the wake of explosions in New York City and New Jersey. Tannerite is a binary explosive that can be bought in kits and available for private use with little regulation.

That device - described by a law enforcement official as a pressure cooker with wires and a cellphone attached to it - was removed early Sunday by a bomb squad robot and was being examined by forensic experts. "We're not going to let them win". They want to instill terror. That's what they want. They want to make you worry about going into NY.

"We are not going to jump to conclusions".



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