An explosion rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The cause of the explosion at 23rd St. and 6th Ave. is unknown. The New York Fire Department reports 25 people injured, none of them presenting life-threatening injuries.
Will update when new information is available.
10:34pm EST UPDATE: President Obama has been briefed.
Donald Trump took the opportunity to blame terrorism despite no evidence of the origin of the explosion.
“I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on but, boy we are really in a time—we better get tough folks,” Trump said upon landing in Colorado.
COLORADO SPRINGS —
Here is the full quote about what Trump said re: what's unfolding in Chelsea: pic.twitter.com/ivvDnNTIsH
— Kevin Cirilli (@kevcirilli) September 18, 2016