by NW Spotlight
New Jersey pipe bombing – possible terrorism: CNN reported that an “explosion that went off in a garbage can Saturday morning in a New Jersey beach town likely was timed to disrupt a Marine Corps charity run,” and that it was “three pipe-bomb-type devices wired together,” “with some type of timer, and only one of them detonated.” No injuries were reported in the bombing because “registration problems at the starting line delayed the start of the race, which meant no one was near the garbage can when the explosion happened.”
Reuters reported the NJ pipe bombing is being “probed as possible terrorism.” Reuters also noted “the [New Jersey] explosion stirred dark memories of the bomb blasts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others,” where “two brothers of Chechen ethnicity who professed allegiance to Islamist militants planted homemade bombs near the finish line… in the most high profile attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.”
Bombing in New York – 2nd unexploded bomb (pressure cooker bomb) found blocks away: CBS News reported a “possible second device found on West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues is a pressure cooker with a cell phone and wires attached found in a plastic bag.” This was after an explosion at around 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday injured 29, one seriously, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Hillary Clinton referred to the explosion in New York as a bombing.
The bombs used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing were pressure cooker bombs.
Minnesota mall stabbing – ISIS claims responsibility: KSTP, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, is reporting that “An Islamic State-run news agency claims the man who stabbed and wounded eight people at a mall in Minnesota before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a ‘soldier of the Islamic State.'” The attack took place around 8 p.m. (Central) Saturday evening at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
KSTP quotes St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson saying the attacker “made some references to Allah and we confirmed that he asked at least one person if they were Muslim before assaulting them.”