BREAKING: ‘Major’ Explosion Set Off In Dumpster in New York City Wounds Over Two Dozen

A ‘major’ explosion in the Chelsea district of New York City Saturday night wounded at least two dozen people. A photograph purports to show the explosive was in a dumpster.

“NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill says there’s been 29 injuries as a result of explosion. FDNY Commissioner Nitro says none life-threatening.

“25 injuries to civilians confirmed at 133 W 23 St #Chelsea. None appear to be life-threatening at this time”

“Huge explosion in Chelsea blew this dumpster ..”

The first few seconds of this video shows blast damage: window blown out, shattered glass on sidewalk.

Moments after the blast on #23rd street #nyc #blast

Eyewitness to explosion:

“Witnesses describe Chelsea explosion #chelsea #explosion #nyc”

“At least 14 people injured in blast at 23rd & 6th in Chelsea neighborhood. #NYC #VOAalert”

“#BREAKING: police dogs searching for secondary device; #FDNY confirms 25 injuries; 24 minor 1 serious.”

YouTube video taken by Lior Aharoni of response to explosion:

“”The whole building shook. It felt like an earthquake.” – @juliangwan interviews an eye witness. #NYCExplosion”

“Major explosion right around the corner from my apartment in #NYC just happened.#safe #chelsea #explosion #rightnow”

More from Chelsea resident Jasmine Hudson:

“What was that loud bang? I’m in Chelsea NYC and hear something that sounded like a loud explosion?”

“Here’s what I can see out my window on W23rd St”

“Looks like the debris is in front of the Chelsea Inn”

“We see uniformed FBI on the street”

“Chelsea NYC explosion”

More from Itay Cohai

“I was on 23rd st #NewYorkcity and a huge explosion just rocked the street #bomb #nyc”

“Video of first few secs in #nyc #newyorkcity huge bombing”

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