On Saturday night, a blast rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, causing injuries to 29 people and mobilizing a swift, coordinated local, state and federal investigation.
Here is a quick list of the most recent events in this developing story:
1. According to ABC News, “five people on Sunday have been taken into custody in connection with an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan that injured 29 people, according to authorities.”
2. At approximately 8:45 pm, a search was conducted by the FBI and NYPD at a traffic stop of a vehicle of interest. Authorities believe that they may have been involved in the bombing that took place on Saturday night.
3. As the New York Post previously reported, “a dumpster blew up at 8:40 p.m. Saturday night in Chelsea, blowing out the lower windows of a 14-story residence for the blind.” At least 2 buildings were evacuated.
4. While authorities stated that the blast was a deliberate criminal act, they also made clear that at this stage, investigators had not turned up a “terror connection.” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that investigators had ruled out a gas leak as the cause of the blast. However, he declined to specify exactly what they believed caused the explosion.
5. Of those that were injured, twenty-eight suffered minor injuries and one person’s injuries are described as being serious. However, it has been reported that all are expected to survive.