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Mayor Says Chelsea Explosion Appears 'Intentional,' But No Terror Link Suspected At This Point

A noise that sounded like an explosion just occurred in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood around 8:30 p.m., on West 23rd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was no known connection to terror, but said that so far, it appears it was "an intentional act."

UPDATE 11:20 p.m.: During a press conference, the Mayor said there were a "significant" number of injuries-29, including one that could be called serious. He stressed that based on the preliminary investigation, it did not seem that the blast was related to terrorism, adding, "There is no specific and credible threat against NYC."

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