Five explosive devices found at New Jersey station hours after Manhattan blast

Five explosive devices found at New Jersey station hours after Manhattan blast

One device exploded when trying to disarm it

Monday, September 19, 2016

Five suspicious devices have been discovered near a train station in New Jersey, with one exploding during an attempt to disarm it.

The devices were found just a day after a bomb attack in New York left 29 people injured.

Reports suggest a fire ballerupted when one of the devices exploded near New Jersey's Elizabeth train station.

It has been reported that the devices were shrapnel-filled pressure cookers, similar to those used in the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013.

The devices were discovered by two men who called police after seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package in a bin on Sunday evening, according to Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage.

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage explained the situation to the Associated Press. See the video below.