New York City Blast Injures 29; Second Device Found

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A powerful homemade bomb placed in a steel garbage unit exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29, just after 8:30pm Saturday, launching a fireball into the air, blowing out windows, rocking cars and sending residents fleeing.

A second device was found after the New York Police Department secured the area of the initial blast. Sources have reported the second bomb resembled the pressure cooker style used at the Boston Marathon and was found at W. 27th Street.

Surveillance footage shows a normal September Saturday night with small pockets of pedestrian traffic when the blast rocked the area and residents running.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also issued a statement saying that "State officials are coordinating our response with federal and New York City authorities, and full State resources have been made available for this investigation."

The NYPD Twitter feed was utilized to inform local residents of the step by step measures enacted by the Department as a hard target search was conducted throughout the areas. It was stated the area is an active crime scenes and is intensive.

Before the suspicious pressure cooker bomb was removed this ominous message was posted. "As a precautionary measure, we are asking resident who live on West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue in Manhattan to stay away from windows facing 27th street until we clear the area of a suspicious package. This is a precautionary measure only we are not evacuating the area," said the NYPD at 12:13am EST.

One week after residents quietly held remembrance services for the victims lost during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, New Yorkers are again facing the possibility of homegrown terror attacks. Mayor Bill De Blasio has not commented on the origins of the perpetrators. No international group has claimed responsibility.

Initial reports indicate 29 injuries with one person critical.

This is a developing story.

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