Chelsea Bombing Multiple Suspects In Custody: FBI Arrests 5 Near Verrazano Bridge
Five people possibly connected to the Chelsea bombing that injured 29 people were taken into custody on Sunday in Brooklyn.Advertisement
Police and New Jersey officials said a New Jersey rail station, where an investigation into reports of a bomb was taking place, was closed down.
As reported by the New York Daily News, the five individuals with alleged links to the Chelsea bombing were travelling in a car that was stopped on the Verrazano Bridge. It has not been determined whether they were going to the airport or traveling out of town.
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While the five people have been taken in for questioning at an FBI building in lower Manhattan, no arrests have been made yet. “We conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle of interest in New York City but no arrests were made and no one has been charged with any crime,” FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser said, as reported by Reuters.
New York State Senator Marty Golden posted on his Instagram account that the FBI had taken into custody several individuals “with a possible connection to the bombing” on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Brooklyn at around 9:30 p.m.
The apprehension of the possible suspects comes 24 hours following an explosion that rocked the neighborhood of Chelsea, along W. 23rd Street near Sixth Avenue. Twenty nine people were injured in the incident.
Another person of interest was identified by authorities through surveillance video. However, it has not been made clear whether he is one of the five taken into custody.
An unexploded pressure cooker bomb was discovered four blocks away from the site of the Chelsea bombing.