There were no reported injuries. The bomb was discovered before it exploded. The mayor has announced other explosions were expected. Be on your guard.
A suspicious device found in a trash can near a train station exploded early Monday as a bomb squad was attempting to disarm it with a robot, officials said.
Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said the FBI was working to disarm one of five devices found in the same bag in a trash can by two men at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday near the Elizabeth train station. The men had reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package, Bollwage said.
There was no immediate report of injuries or damage. The mayor warned that other explosions were expected.
Armed with a search warrant, FBI agents and police converged on an apartment above a fried chicken restaurant near the train station before 6 a.m. Monday. The apartment is linked to a man wanted for questioning in Saturday night’s New York City bombing, which injured 29.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, has lived at that address. He is a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan, the FBI said.
New Jersey Transit service trains resumed service on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line at 5:30 a.m. Monday, but they faced residual delays because service was suspended after the devices were found.
Amtrak was operating on a modified schedule.