Explosion rocks Manhattan: 25 injured as blast rips through Chelsea - hours after bomb targeted military run in New Jersey
- 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 25 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
By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
Published: 11:13 +10:00, 18 September 2016 | Updated: 12:15 +10:00, 18 September 2016
An explosion has ripped through Manhattan leaving more than a dozen people injured on Saturday night.
The blast at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Chelsea around 8.30pm is thought to have come from a dumpster and could have come from an explosive device.
The Fire Department reported that there were at least 25 people injured in the blast, but their injuries don't appear life-threatening.
It comes hours after a pipe bomb in a trashcan blew up near a fun-run for the military in New Jersey - but no one was injured.
At least two people were seen being taken away from the scene of the blast in ambulances, but the severity of their injuries was not immediately clear.The victims have been taken to several different hospitals.
The FBI and NYPD Counterterrorism Unit are investigating but there is no confirmation on what caused the blast yet.
A police source told CNN that an IED near or in the dumpster may have caused the explosion.
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