In the course of rendering one of the devices safe, it detonated. There are no injuries & law enforcement personnel are at the scene....— FBI Newark (@FBINewark) September 19, 2016
No injuries were reported after the explosion. Reporters gathered to cover this latest bomb threat captured video of the explosion and posted it on social media.
According to Reuters, a pair "scavengers" were looking through a trash can near the train tracks and found a backpack with "wires and a pipe," which they reported to the police, Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said.
There was a suspicious package with multiple improvised explosive devices this evening at the Elizabeth Train Station in NJ. #Elizabeth— FBI Newark (@FBINewark) September 19, 2016
After confirming the presence of the pipe bombs, all rail traffic through the area was suspended or re-routed and federal authorities swarmed the scene.
Bollwage shared updates on the investigation via his Twitter account.
FBI Bomb Squad is on scene and continuing the investigation at the train station in Midtown Elizabeth. pic.twitter.com/qvmzsgisjC— Chris Bollwage (@MayorBollwage)September 19, 2016
Regional commuter transportation systems are operating on a limited schedule Monday morning.
Amtrak Northeast Corridor service to operate a modified schedule Monday 9/19: https://t.co/AdgDQp9Ojj.— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNEC) September 19, 2016
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