• A pipe bomb in New Jersey detonated hours before a blast in Manhattan
  • While the blasts have similarities it is still unclear if there is any relation
  • The explosion in New Jersey was caused by a pipe bomb in a garbage can
  • It is suspected an alleged IED detonated in a garbage container in Chelsea
  • Seaside Park, where pipe bomb exploded, is 90 minutes south of Chelsea 

Two explosions in the tri-state area have left residents fearing the blasts could be related.

At 9.30am on Saturday, a pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey.

Around 8.30pm, a suspected IED detonated in the popular neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan.

No one was injured in the New Jersey explosion and approximately 29 people were hurt after the explosion in Manhattan.