The New York Police Department reported that they responded to an explosion in Manhattan Saturday night.
Authorities at a press conference following the event said that 29 people were injured in the incident, but only one of those were considered a serious injury.
“Thankfully, none of these are life-threatening injuries,” New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the same press conference, and said they believe at this point the explosion had no terror connection, but it was a deliberate explosion.
“The early indications are this was an intentional attack,” de Blasio said.
The New York City Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill said that the explosing happened on the street, but “at this time, the exact cause of the explosion has not been determined.”
J. Peter Donald, a public information official for NYPD, said the explosion happened around 8:30 p.m. on 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues in the Chelsea area in Manhattan.
The police closed 27th Street hours later after investigating the possibility of a second device in the area.
No other details were immediately available.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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