Multiple ambulances requested for reports of numerous injured.
Manhattan West 23rd St and 6th Avenue
UPDATE 4Manhattan: Box 615, 23rd St & 6th Ave. FDNY reporting an explosion with injuries. Battalion 7 transmitting a 10-60— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) September 18, 2016
UPDATE 5Manhattan: Box 615, Weat 23 St & 6th Ave. U/D; Reports of an IED explosion. Requesting multiple ambulances for reports of numerous injured.— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) September 18, 2016
UPDATE 7Lots of ambulances and sirens following what sounded like an explosion. Here at 23rd and 6th in Chelsea, #NYC. pic.twitter.com/81FyGw14ql— Tim Teeman (@TimTeeman) September 18, 2016
UPDATE 8Was just walking w friend on 22nd and 6th and felt/heard massive explosion. Ground shook.— Michelle Profis (@michpro) September 18, 2016
UPDATE 9Huge explosion in NYC Chelsea. Incredibly loud boom, the air was shaking pic.twitter.com/bHufVtR2B6— Liz Mandel (@elisabetherapy) September 18, 2016
UPDATE 10Confirmed IED in Manhattan. Developing story. Entire area shut down on 6 the ave— nycphotog (@nycphotog) September 18, 2016
NYPD calling a Level 2 mobilization
Initial injury report: At least 14 injures.
Explosion on 23rd and 6th. These two cars had back windows blown out while driving. 8 year old in back seat injured. pic.twitter.com/aKDra2LaIC— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) September 18, 2016
First CBS New York report:
Statement from NYPD CounterTerrorism:
" We are responding to an explosion at West 23 / 6 Ave."
"Glass shattered from buildings everywhere."
"Lots of people cut from flying glass."
Latest injury report 26: All appear to be minor/
was eating dinner with my family 5 blocks away when we felt the ground shake and the air moved. pic.twitter.com/AbqlpMngPd— Ti-Hua Chang (@tihuachang) September 18, 2016
FBI on scene.
Also appears some National Guard presence/
CNN REPORTING Preliminary conclusion: Manhattan Explosion Was IED
Some subway service shutdown: Details here.
Street closures expanded along Sixth Avenue from 14th Steet to 34th Street.
Potential second device at 27th Street.
From NYC Mayor deBlasio
Significant injuries from explosion but not life threatening.
Appears to be an intentional attack, but no indication it was terrorism.
Second site at 27th Street being investigated.
First video of explosion.
Video shows moment of IED Explosion at W 23 St & 6th Ave in Manhattan pic.twitter.com/O270bZWOzF— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) September 18, 2016
Second device found at 27th street location.
This is the device found at second location, near New York explosion, officials say. https://t.co/LNAJBK7PjT pic.twitter.com/G077g65qz4— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 18, 2016
NY Bomber Issues Manifesto