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BREAKING -- 'Major Explosion' by 'Improvised Explosive Device' in NYC... Dozens Injured... Developing...

BREAKING -- 'Major Explosion' by 'Improvised Explosive Device' in NYC... Dozens Injured... Developing...

The NYPD has confirmed that multiple people were injured Saturday evening in an explosion that rocked lower Manhattan.

“The explosion happened at 135 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues,” reports PIX11.com.

As many as 26 people are reported to have been injured.

The NYPD Couterterrorism Unit is also on the scene, responding to an explosion allegedly large enough to blow out the windows of a nearby building.

#BREAKING: PHOTO: Windows blown out of buildings near reported NYC explosion. Pic @nnehajainn pic.twitter.com/T2xL9UBEBP

— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) September 18, 2016

Manhattan: Box 615, West 23 St & 6th Ave. IED Explosion in dumpster U/D; 26 injured. All injures appears to be minor per FDNY EMS.

— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) September 18, 2016

Watch on #Periscope: Explosion in NYC https://t.co/cxeOtC0Db1

— DeplorableSnowApeDeb (@Deb_Saw_Boy) September 18, 2016

The New York City Mayor’s office says they are monitoring the situation.

.@BilldeBlasio and @NYPDONeill have spoken. Mayor monitoring closely. Standby for more confirmed info.

— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) September 18, 2016

23rd and 7th in #NYC. 9:18pm. Woman who was in hotel at this intersection said she felt the explosion. #CNNiReport pic.twitter.com/oFedTaLvJ1

— Ben Von Klemperer (@VKtrue) September 18, 2016

The explosion follows the detonation of a pipe bomb along a 5k marathon route for veterans in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

More on this as it develops…

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