'Act Of Terrorism' Suspects Arrested In NYC As More Explosives Found In NJ
The FBI has arrested several people in connection with the New York City bomb explosion that ripped through 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Chelsea on Saturday night, authorities say.
The suspects were stopped as they drove along the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn on Sunday night.
Investigators believe they had come over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island.
An FBI spokesperson said,
New York State Senator Marty Golden posted on Instagram,
Meanwhile, bomb squads were called out once again Sunday night, this time to a railway station in Elizabeth, New jersey.
Train services along the Northeast Corridor from Newark Airport and Penn Station were halted and passengers were stranded while the area was investigated.
Five devices were found hidden inside a backpack, the office of Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage confirmed -- one of which exploded when a robot attempted to disarm it.
Although New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did not label the explosion an act of terrorism, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo seemed to feel differently Sunday night.
Probed whether he thought the explosion was an act of terror, Cuomo replied,
Speaking to reporters near the scene, the governor said,
Cuomo added "we really were lucky that there were no fatalities."
All 29 injured in the blast have now been released from the hospital, and the governor stressed life will go on as normal in New York City.