Explosive device detonates near Elizabeth train station (VIDEO)

by NJ.com  |  published on September 19, 2016

ELIZABETH — An improvised explosive device in a backpack detonated near the Elizabeth train station early Monday as authorities were using a bomb robot to examine the item, officials said.

The blast occurred around 12:40 a.m. near Morris Avenue and Julian Place. The explosion was not a controlled blast, but happened unintentionally as the robot was cutting the device, according to Mayor Christian Bollwage. No one was injured in the blast, Bollwage said.

Authorities found five devices inside a single backpack near the train station, including one that was detonated. After the explosion, press and bystanders were moved back because the four other explosive devices inside of the backpack were still believed to be live, Bollwage said. No other explosions were heard as of 5 a.m.

On Twitter, the FBI’s Newark division described the devices as “multiple improvised explosive devices.”

The incident unfolded after two men found the backpack in a waste basket on North Broad Street and Julian Place around 8 p.m. Sunday, the mayor said.

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      I would say mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo are a cancer to New York. Especially after what Cuomo said that it might not be international Terrorism before he found out all the facts.

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          Yes they both follow Obama in that they jump in before all the facts are known. Their agenda is more important the what is the right thing to do.

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