As New York suffered another attack over the weekend, a pipebomb has been found in a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Train traffic into New York has been shut down and the FBI is on the scene. This is horrible!
The bomb drama rattling the New York region arrived here Sunday night when two men walked out of Hector’s Place Restaurant near the city’s train station and found a backpack containing five explosives resting atop a municipal garbage can, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said.
After finding that the backpack contained “wires and a pipe,” the mayor said, the men dropped the item in the street and contacted the Elizabeth Police Department around 8:45 p.m. The police, in turn, called the Union County bomb squad, and the investigation was quickly turned over to the F.B.I. and the New Jersey State Police, Mr. Bollwage said.
The F.B.I. then sent in a pair of robots and determined that the backpack held five bombs, some of which were pipe bombs, the mayor said.
Around 12:30 a.m., the robots tried to clip a wire to disarm one bomb and accidentally detonated it, the mayor said.
“As a robot was trying to disarm one of the devices, it exploded,” he said. No injuries were reported.
Terrorism is real, and attacks on American soil have only increased during President Barack Obama’s 8 years in the White House.
This is unacceptable and tragic:
NEW JERSEY: Elizabeth Mayor says a bag with wires and pipes was found in a trash can near NJT Station, FBI on scene. https://t.co/q60LGGS52o
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) September 19, 2016
— Andy Mai (@MaiAndy) September 19, 2016
BREAKING: All NJ-bound train traffic halted at NYC Penn station due to police activity at Eliz, NJ, according to official NYC city alerts.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 19, 2016
Thunderous explosion that seemed to startle many police + sent others running heard in Elizabeth, NJ train station pic.twitter.com/o0ilhsY7BW
— Miguel Almaguer (@Miguelnbc) September 19, 2016
— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) September 19, 2016