Five suspected explosive devices have been found in a backpack near a train station in New Jersey as the security alert gripping America ratcheted up following the Manhattan bombing.
One of the devices exploded when a
bomb squad robot tried to disarm it
near Elizabeth train station, the local mayor said.
Christian Bollwage said the device
exploded shortly after 12.30am on
Monday. The FBI was leading the
investigation and working to disarm the other four devices.
Bollwage told CNN: “The robots that were going it to disarm it cut a wire and it exploded. I don’t know the technological aspect of that. I know there are other devices. I don’t know what they are made up of but they are going to have to be removed and all the fragments from the other pieces are going to have to be picked up so the FBI
can investigate this fully.”