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Explosion in New Jersey Along Site of 5k Race Under Investigation


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story?id=42160249ABC News:

An explosive device detonated in New Jersey’s Seaside Park this morning as thousands of people were getting ready to run a 5k charity race, officials said.


Police are investigating reports of the presence of at least one other device in the popular beach town, according to a spokesperson from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.


The device exploded in a garbage can at approximately 9:35 a.m. ET along the route of the Semper Five race scheduled for this morning. But the start of the race had been postponed after an unattended backpack was found so there was not a large number of runners in the area when the explosion occurred, according to The Associated Press and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said.


Officials said runners were scheduled to pass by the area around the time the explosion occurred, according to The Associated PresScissors-32x32.png



I'm sure it is nothing.

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Multiple devices were also found "wired together" in the same garbage pail, but they did not detonate, according to Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.


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Multiple devices found outside New Jersey train station; 1 explodes after robot tries to disarm it


Five suspicious devices were found in a backpack near a New Jersey train station Sunday night. One exploded when a bomb squad robot tried to disarm it.


Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said two men called police and reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package after finding it in a trash can around 8:30 p.m.


Media at the scene reported hearing a loud explosion and smelling gunpowder at around 12:40 a.m. Monday after Bollwage said earlier that the Union County bomb squad’s robotic device indicated that the package could’ve been a live bomb. There was no report of injuries following the explosion.

Bollwage said the FBI and state police would decide how to remove the devices.Scissors-32x32.png



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