Bomb experts accidentally detonate explosive device in New Jersey

Photo; www.express.co.uk
Photo; www.express.co.uk

Bomb experts who were working to defuse explosive devices, accidentally detonated one of them on Monday at a train station in the north-eastern U.S. state of New Jersey, the FBI said

The package was discovered late Sunday at the Elizabeth Train Station, the FBI’s Newark branch tweeted, adding that no one was injured in the unintentional detonation.

Security forces in the east-coast states of New York and New Jersey have been on edge in the wake of two explosions that occurred at the weekend.

The first along the planned route of a U.S. Marines-sponsored charity run in New Jersey on Saturday, and the second in the popular Manhattan neighbourhood of Chelsea later that evening.

No one was injured in the New Jersey blast, while the Chelsea bombing injured 29 people and prompted the discovery of a second device blocks away in Manhattan.

The incidents have prompted New York state officials to tighten security, just as the annual UN General Assembly, UNGA, debates ramp up this week.

U.S. broadcaster, ABC News, reported that train services were suspended in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and a bomb squad were reported to be looking into a possible pipe bomb found in garbage at a train station.

The blast on Saturday night in New York City’s hip Chelsea neighbourhood destroyed a garbage bin. The site is 3 kilometres from United Nations headquarters on the East River.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday vowed a “bigger than ever” police presence to protect the UN.

The U.S. Homeland Security Department was “actively monitoring and participating in the investigations” of both the New York and New Jersey explosions, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

He noted that the UN General Assembly debate, which begins on September 13, was already designated a national special security event, for which thousands of federal personnel led by the Secret Service were deploying to the city.

“Any area in New York City associated with UNGA will therefore be subject to an extraordinarily high level of surveillance and security,” Mr. Johnson said.

US President Barack Obama was to meet Monday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and later Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel.

Obama was to visit the U.S. mission outside the UN and spend the night in the city, before co-hosting a Tuesday summit on the global refugee crisis.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered 1,000 additional police officers and National Guard members to patrol New York streets after the Chelsea bombing, which authorities have so far not tied to international terrorism.

The bomb appeared to have been built from a pressure cooker, much like a second, unexploded device found minutes later, a few blocks from the blast site.

“We will find whoever did this or whatever group did this, and they will be brought to justice, period,” Cuomo said.

Broadcaster CNN reported that a investigators have spotted a man pulling a piece of wheeled luggage on surveillance videos from the explosion site.

A few minutes later, the same man was captured by another security camera leaving the bag at the site where the unexploded device was found.

(dpa/NAN)

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  • amazing2012

    If the expert is a Muslim, you Satans will never call it accident. You will call it “an act of terror”.
    Anyway, detonating a bomb? The same bomb terrorists are using to kill innocent people. “He who kill by the sword will surely die by it”.

    • Otile

      You are full of hatred. What did America and Christians do you? Why did your organization send the son of Mutallab to bomb America?

      • amazing2012

        Abdulmutallab should have answer your “daft” question. However as someone who is versatile on global affairs and from all previous and available human conscience record. I will tell it is simply a vengeance against Christians. You ignorant to see and acknowledged the way Christians under the USA keep going to Muslims countries and kill millions. Keep pretending and definantly keep dying at the hand of those who go after you for vengeance.
        Christians ignorance and rejection of truth lead to the problem of terrorism in the world. The day Christians crusaders leave Muslims countries and stop killing Muslims, that day you can sleep with your eye closed and snore.
        Violence is totally wrong and can not stand any essence of truth toward another violence. But remember, Muslims should not killed in millions while you claim innocent and victim. If your satanic faith claimed to turn another “chic” and you refused to obey, then you don’t have the mantra to think these poor people should hold their hands and watch you killing over a 20 millions in 21st century.
        Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, we’re all peaceful before Christians stepped their cursed legs to those countries. Palestine have constantly been under occupation and deaths for over 50 years.
        True independence of Muslims countries is the exact key to your peace and mind.
        Daft, blindness caused by hate and alcoholism keep Christians from understanding this fact.
        Christians made and proliferate arms all over the world to cause deaths of innocent and defenseless women and children. In whatever name you may try to hide, the fact remain death is death and the victims have the right to define their situation and defend themselves in whatever way thy deem fit !
        Satanic Otile: see the destruction caused by Christians in the world:
        List of countries bombed by Christian terrorist since the end of World War II China 1945-46
        First World War
        Second World War
        Korea 1950-53
        China 1950-53
        Guatemala 1954
        Indonesia 1958
        Cuba 1959-60
        Guatemala 1960
        Belgian Congo 1964
        Guatemala 1964
        Dominican Republic 1965-66
        Peru 1965
        Laos 1964-73
        Vietnam 1961-73
        Cambodia 1969-70
        Guatemala 1967-69
        Lebanon 1982-84
        Grenada 1983-84
        Libya 1986
        El Salvador 1981-92
        Nicaragua 1981-90
        Iran 1987-88
        Libya 1989
        Panama 1989-90
        Iraq 1991
        Kuwait 1991
        Somalia 1992-94
        Bosnia 1995
        Iran 1998
        Sudan 1998
        Afghanistan 1998
        Yugoslavia – Serbia 1999
        Afghanistan 2001
        Libya 2011
        Syria to date
        Yemen 2014 to date
        Besides killing of over 100 million red Indians in American continent.
        In total over a billion people were killed by Christians !
        Christians under USA has 900 bases in 153 countries for direct killing of innocents women and children.
        AND YOU WANT PEACE ? You are mentally sick !
        Just pray WE should not be at the wrong place, wrong time.
        WE ARE ALL VICTIMS of Christians atrocities and vengeance of the aggrieved !!