It was more than just a coincidence after all.
Yesterday there were five explosive devices either detonated or found within a 24 hour period in NJ and NY. Saturday morning, on Constitution Day, a pipe bomb detonated at a 5K event intended for Veterans. Luckily, it detonated at 9:30 am, which was before the race began, and nobody was injured.
Less than 12 hours later, there was an explosion in New York City, where 29 were injured. Another bomb (a pressure cooker bomb) was found a few blocks down the street.
As it turns out, the two bombings were related. As was just reported on Allen West’s website:
A law enforcement source told Fox News on Sunday that the explosive devices found in Seaside Park, NJ, and New York City are believed to be from the same person.
Investigators are now saying the detonators in the NJ bombing & NY bombing are similar. #explosion
— Edward Lawrence (@EdwardLawrence) September 18, 2016
@MSNBC reporting old-style flip phones used in all three devices. In Ny and nj
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) September 18, 2016
Officials however haven’t still publically established a common link, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said.
According to CBS Philly: “The devices in New Jersey contained black powder, which is an easily attainable explosive ingredient, several law enforcement officials told CNN. The FBI is planning to take the New York pressure-cooker device to its lab in Quantico for further analysis.”
Separately, the New York Post reported, A 911 caller warned of further explosions right after the blast that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and injured 29 people, The Post has learned.
While many were cautious to attribute the attack of terrorism initially (which is wise, considering we didn’t learn these additional details until now), numerous ISIS-related Twitter accounts were celebrating the account, lending credibility to the thesis that it was a terror attack. Confirming that Islamic terror is behind the attack is a note that was found in a plastic bag that held the second, undetonated explosive that was found in NYC. What language was it written in? Arabic, of course. I can’t locate a translation of it, but be assured there aren’t any right-wing extremists who would pen such a note in Arabic.