Police believe New Jersey bombs made by same person who made New York City bombs

Fox News:
Police believe the two devices that were detonated in New Jersey and New York were made by the same person, a law enforcement source told Fox News on Sunday, as authorities move forward with investigations into the incidents as well as the ISIS-backed stabbing rampage in Minnesota — separate incidents that have cemented fears the United States is still a prime terror target.

As of Sunday afternoon, officials have not said publicly there was a common link between the two bombing incidents, according to New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

“I am concerned,” O’Neill said during a news conference. “We have a bomb that detonated and no one apprehended.”

The trio of dangerous episodes began Saturday when a pipe bomb exploded inside a plastic garbage can in New Jersey’s Seaside Park at 9:30 a.m. Investigators eventually found several devices “wired together” that did not detonate in the same garbage can.

The blast location could have proven deadly. Officials said runners participating in a charity 5K race were expected to pass by the area around the time of the explosion – but the start of the race was delayed after an unattended backpack was discovered. As a result, no one was injured.
Several hours later, and just 80 miles north, a bomb detonated on West 23rd St. in Manhattan at 8:30 p.m., injuring 29. The blast appeared to originate from a construction toolbox in front of a building. A garbage can was found mangled nearby.

Authorities later found a second, unexploded device four blocks away. A law enforcement source described the device to Fox News as a pressure cooker with wiring and a cellphone attached, placed inside a plastic bag. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the unexploded device and the detonated bomb were “both similar in design.” The description of the bombs bore striking similarities to the pressure cooker devices used by the terrorists who bombed the 2013 Boston Marathon.
This evidence would lead a reasonable person to conclude that terrorists were trying to kill people.  Why so many New York liberals had trouble admitting that initially is curious.  Some even challenged calling the devices a bomb, when they obviously were.

If the devices can be tied together, it could help authorities get a lead on the whereabouts of the bomber.


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