BREAKING! EXPLOSION IN NEW YORK…, UPDATE: Stabbing/shooting in St. Cloud….

FDNY confirms outdoor explosion in Chelsea, Manhattan.

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There are reports of an explosion in New York City:

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I’m seeing rumors of an IED…

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More video:

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From ABC 7 New York:

The FDNY reports that up to fifteen people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. No fatalities have been reported.

As a precaution, the NYPD bomb squad is searching the area for any secondary devices.

Two cars on 23rd and 6th had their back windows blown out. An 8-year-old who was in the back seat was injured.

I’d like to note also, that at this time, CNN and MSNBC are both ignoring the story, and instead broadcasting Obama’s idiotic speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner. Hope and Change, baby!!!

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UPDATE 10:02 PM EST:

An explosion was reported and also being investigated in Charlottesville, Virginia at a mall:

The Charlottesville Fire Department is investigating an explosion on the Downtown Mall.

The fire chief says there was no fire or smoke from the reported explosion near the Downtown Mall between 3rd street and Water street.

They are currently waiting on a report from Dominion Power.

UPDATE 10:09 PM EST:

Now there are reports of a shooting/stabbing in St. Cloud:

More from St. Cloud:

UPDATE 10:28 PM EST:

It turns out Charlottesville, VA, was just a transformer explosion:

UPDATE 10:35 PM EST ST. CLOUD:

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I’m a little iffy on this because I saw it as a rumor before any reporter had it, but there it is. Grain of salt.

FINAL UPDATE:

It was confirmed a pressure cooker, in the style of the Boston Bombing devices.

The area is still shut down:

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