zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 17, 2016 11:35 PM
An explosion has been reported in New York City at 135 23rd Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenue). According to RT, the New York Fire Department has confirmed that an improvised explosive device (IED) stuffed inside a dumpster was the likely cause of a blast.
The NYPD Counterterrorism Unit has arrived at the scene and is conducting searches for other devices. At least two buildings were evacuated in the vicinity of the incident.
At least three people were seen being taken away from the scene of the blast in ambulances, according to Reuters. Meanwhile preliminary reports indicate at least 25 people have sustained injuries, though none are thought to be life threatening.
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