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    Too Early to Confirm Motivation Behind New York Blast - City Police Chief

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    The New York police have not yet gathered sufficient information to confirm any political or social motivation behind the blast that shook Manhattan on Saturday, New York City's Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to O’Neill, aside from the New York Police Department (NYPD), agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the New York state police are involved in the investigation.

    “We’re not discounting anything at this point and again we’re in a process of a complex investigation to determine who did this and why they did this… Right now we don’t have enough information to make any final conclusion. As the mayor said, we don’t know if there’s any political or social motivation,” the police chief told reporters.

    “We’re still gathering evidence at 23rd street and we did find some components indicative of an ID,” the commissioner added.


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