CHELSEA, Manhattan — At least 29 people were injured in an explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night. None of those people have life-threatening injuries, according to a tweet from the New York Police Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau.
The explosion happened at 135 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues shortly before 9 p.m.
Gas has been ruled out as the cause of the explosion, a law enforcement source told CNN. Officials are still trying to assess what caused the explosion.
The area of the explosion is packed with restaurants, subway stations, shops, businesses and art galleries. People living in buildings near the affected area are not being allowed in, CNN’s Bernadette Tuazon reported from the scene.
The explosion comes after a pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey near the Semper Five 5K Charity Run Route. The device was placed in a garbage can.
Photos posted to social media show people standing in the streets.
People are urged to avoid the area. The NYPD has stopped all southbound traffic on Seventh Avenue at 34th Street.
The explosion has impacted subway service. According to the MTA’s website, there is no service on the No. 1 and 2 trains between 34th Street Penn Station and Chambers Street in both directions.
This is a developing story, check back for updated information.