An explosion in New York: 29 people wounded

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. However, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that “there’s no specific and credible threat against New York City at this time from any terror organization.” The explosion in New York comes as foreign leaders, including many heads of state, are heading to Manhattan for the United Nations General Assembly. Some social media users said the sound of the explosion was heard as far away as Hoboken, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Chelsea. Chelsea is packed with restaurants, subway stations, shops, businesses and art galleries and normally buzzing on a weekend night and is also known as a gay area. Police officers, firefighters and other first responders had rushed to the blast scene in Chelsea, which closed a major roadway, forced people out of nearby buildings and brought onlookers to the area. Little other information was available because the investigation was in its early stages. President Obama was briefed on the situation in New York

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