People are now admitting that this was an act of terrorism. NYC has responded by deploying 1,000 officers to protect citizens. Wonder what Black Lives Matter has to say about this.
THE ‘homemade bomb’ hidden in a trashcan that exploded in New York injuring at least 29 people was an “act of terror” and 1,000 extra police officers have been deployed in the city to protect Americans.
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said that officers would be visible at subways, airports and bus terminals for peace of mind so New Yorkers could go about their daily business without concern.
He told a press conference: “A bomb exploding in New York is an act of terror but not limited to international terrorism. That’s how we are going to consider it.”
He added: “We have no reason to believe at this time there is any further immediate threat but just to err on the side of caution we will be deploying close to an additional 1,000 New York state police and national guard people to police the bus terminals, airports and subway stations.
“The bottom line on this is, whoever placed these bombs we will find and they will be brought to justice. Period.
“We will find who planted these explosives and they will be punished.
“We will not let these type of people and these type of threats disrupt our life in New York. That’s what they want to do, we’re not going to let them do it.”
When asked if investigators thought the bomb could have been planted by an ISIS fanatic, the Governor said: “No-one has taken credit, there have been no international groups that have put out statements that are connecting them with this action.
“Now it depends on your definition of terrorism. A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism but it is not linked to international terrorism – in other words we find no link to ISIS.”
The governor added that there had been 29 injured but no fatalities. All those injured have since been released from hospital.
He said: “That there were no fatalities is something to give thanks for today because when you see the amount of damage we really were very luck that there were no fatalities.”
When asked if the attack could have been done by ‘lone wolves’ similar to the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov Cuomo said: “Could be because we just don’t know.
“We know there has been no international terrorist group claiming credit, but we don’t know.”
It was also revealed in the press conference that there was another ‘incident’ in nearby Seaside Park in New Jersey.
Gov Cuomo told how the device from that incident, a pipe bomb, was different to the one used in Manhattan.
Terrified witnesses said they heard a “loud boom” and felt the ground beneath them shake as a huge “fireball” erupted into the air.
A second suspected bomb in a pressure cooker with wires attached to it and connected to what resembled a mobile phone was found blocks away.
CCTV caught the moment the explosive device detonated blasting out windows, damaging cars and sending dozens of terrified people running for their lives just days after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The blast occurred at 8.30pm on 23rd Street, a major east-west thoroughfare in the fashionable downtown neighborhood of Chelsea as people enjoyed the New York city nightlife.
Eye-witnesses described the moment the device went off as NY city mayor Bill de Blasio said it was an “intentional act,” but not being treated as terror-related.
Good Samaritan Ramon Lopez, 48, was one of hundreds of people caught up in the terrifying explosion – which witnesses said erupted “like a volcano.”
Mr Lopez was running from the scene when he suddenly turned back to find his cousin.
But when he spotted a woman clutching her bleeding eye and covered in blood he raced over to help her.
Mr Lopez said: “I saw people running and I was with my cousin so I went back to get her because then I remembered I’m with somebody, wait a minute.
“There was some people laying and some people screaming ‘omg my god’ – and there was bleeding.
“So I approached them and said come with me and one African American lady said ‘I’ve got some something in my eye, oh my god.’