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Five suspected devices found near train station in New Jersey

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 12:33 IST

New York [USA], Sept. 19 (ANI): A day after 29 people sustained injuries in an explosion in the city's Chelsea neighbourhood, the authorities are now investigating a backpack that was found containing up to five devices in New Jersey on Sunday.

Mayor Chris Bollwage said the backpack was found in a wastebasket in Elizabeth, New Jersey, outside a neighborhood pub and located about 500 feet from a train trestle, reports CNN.

"Whoever threw it into the can was probably trying to get rid of it. It's not in a highly congested area," he added.

Yesterday evening, two men found the backpack in the garbage can and alerted the police when they saw wires and a pipe. No cell phones or electronic timing devices were found on the devices, the Mayor said.

An FBI bomb squad arrived on scene and a robot was sent to examine the devices.

"The robots that went in to disarm it, cut a wire and it exploded. I know there are other devices, I don't know what they're made up of but they're going to have to be removed," Bollwage said.

So far, there is no indication whether the latest incident in Elizabeth is connected to the Chelsea explosion. (ANI)