Blast in Manhattan injures over two dozen; Mayor says no evidence it was terrorist act

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NEW YORK (AP) -An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people last night. And a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early today. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections but called the blast an “intentional act.”

De Blasio said that the city “experienced a very bad incident.” Speaking at a news conference near the scene of the blast in Chelsea, he said, “We have no credible and specific threat at this moment.”

De Blasio tried to calm any fears among nervous New Yorkers, saying the explosion had no terrorist connection and wasn’t related to a pipe bomb explosion earlier Saturday in New Jersey that forced the cancellation of a charity run.

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