The mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey tells reporters that the bomb that injured 29 people in New York was different from the five bombs found near a New Jersey train station the following day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Mayor: bombs in Chelsea, Elizabeth different
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Story: Chris Bollwage, the mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, told reporters on Monday (September 19) that the bombs found in his city overnight were not made the same way as the bombs that exploded in the Chelsea section of New York and Seaside, New Jersey one day earlier.
Bollwage said investigators were searching a building in Elizabeth Monday for clues to the location of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who he said was connected to the bombs that exploded on Saturday, but not the ones found in Elizabeth. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that Rahami is of Afghan descent and that he may be armed and dangerous. The New York Police Department released a photo of Rahami Monday.
An explosive device left near a train station in Elizabeth, blew up earlier on Monday when a bomb squad robot cut a wire on the mechanism, one of as many as five potential bombs found at the site, the city’s mayor said. No one was injured in the blast that followed a series of attacks in the United States over the weekend, including the Saturday night bombing that hurt 29 people in Manhattan.
The device had been left in a backpack placed in a trash can near a train station and a bar, Bollwage told reporters earlier.
As many as five potential explosive devices tumbled out of the backpack when it was emptied, Bollwage said. After cordoning off the area, a bomb squad used a robot to cut a wire to try to disable the device, but inadvertently set off an explosion, he said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the investigation was focusing on a person of interest in the case, which he called “terrorism”, even though investigators said they need more evidence before making that determination.