Mayor De Blasio: NYC explosion was 'intentional', no connection to terrorism

KFSN logo
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Multiple people injured after explosion in New York City
EMBED <>More Videos

The New York City Fire Department confirms they are on the scene of an explosion at 135 West 23rd Street in Manhattan.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- At least 29 people have been injured after an explosion at 131 West 23rd Street in Manhattan, sources say.

The explosion happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 28 of those injuries are minor, and one injury is being described as serious. No fatalities have been reported.

As of 11 p.m., NYPD reports that they are investigating a second device in the area.

"At this moment we do not see a link to terror," said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

We believe this is an intentional act," said New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill.

1 of 23
Firefighters arrive at the scene of an apparent explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.
AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

Stay with Action News and for more on this story.