Explosion rocks New York City

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NEW YORK,Ny.(CBS) UPDATE: An explosion shook a New York City neighborhood Saturday night, leaving roughly two dozen people injured.

The blast occurred on West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood shortly after 8:30 p.m. Numerous people were sharing images and video of the massive response on social media.

The nature of the incident is unclear, but sources tell CBS News the explosion occurred in a dumpster.

At least 25 people were hurt, the fire department said, though none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

“This is a very dense area, the whole block is restaurants and residences and this area on a warm Saturday night is an area swarming with people,” New York City Councilman Cory Johnson told 1010 WINS.

Johnson, who represents the area, said that FBI and federal Homeland Security officials were on the scene, in addition to New York City police.

The reports of a possible blast comes hours after a pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, shortly before thousands of runners participated in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors.

ORIGINAL: Emergency crews were responding to an explosion in Manhattan Saturday night.

The explosion occurred in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood shortly after 8:30 p.m. Numerous people were sharing images and video of the massive response on social media.

The nature of the incident is unclear, but sources tell CBS News the explosion occurred in a dumpster. Early indications are that at least two people are injured.

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