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    New York City police and firefighters stand near the site of an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 17, 2016.

    Five Taken Into Custody in New York Over Ties to Chelsea Bombing

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    Five people were taken into custody in connection to the detonation of an improvised explosive device in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the ABC broadcaster citing, the detentions took place, following a traffic stop on the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island.

    Earlier in the day, Senator Marty Golden stated, citing the New York police, that several people were detained in the region near the bridge.

    On Saturday, a total of 29 people have been injured in the explosion that hit New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan on Saturday night. Another device was found in the region but it had failed to detonate.


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