Apparent NY Bomber 'Manifesto' Surfaced On Tumblr And Is Under Investigation
The NYPD is currently investigating a Tumblr page that claims to be the "manifesto" of the New York bomber, a police source reportedly told the Daily News.
The page, called "I'm the New York Bomber," was removed shortly before 2 pm. Cache data shows the page was published earlier today.
The person claiming to be the New York bomber wrote two posts. Both seem to imply the bombings were meant to bring attention to LGBTQ+ rights and that the explosions on Saturday evening would be followed by further attacks.
The first post, entitled "Manufacturing Test Explosives," says,
Roughly an hour later, a second post was published with the title, "Taking a human life."
The blog was reportedly first tweeted by an Infowars editor who claimed the writer was an anti-Trump social justice warrior.
The New York Police Department is currently investigating the page and has not yet made any official statement about how credible it is.
The explosion that struck Chelsea Saturday evening left 29 injured.
Speaking at the scene this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the bombing an act of terrorism.
Update 9:15 am: A law enforcement official told the Associated Press the purported manifesto is not credible or relevant to the case.
Citations: NY Daily News