VIDEO: Bomb Exploded While Disarming By Robot in New Jersey

Mon Sep 19, 2016 13:09:25

5 hand-made bomb found in a rubbish bin near a New Jersey train station, 1 of 5 of them exploded early Monday as a bomb squad was attempting to disarm it with a robot, officials said.

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, speaking before the device was reported exploded, said that the FBI was working to disarm one of five devices found in the same bag, which was discovered in a rubbish bin by two men on Sunday evening, near the Elizabeth train station on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor rail line.

The men had reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package, Bollwage said.There was no immediate report of injuries or damage.

As a Bomb Robot examined one device it "cut a wire and it exploded," the mayor of the town of Elizabeth, Chris Bollwage, told CNN, after two men found the backpack late Sunday and informed authorities after noticing "wires and a pipe."

NJ Transit service was suspended early Monday between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth, and New Jersey-bound Amtrak trains were being held at New York Penn Station, officials said, while New York-bound Amtrak trains were being held in Trenton.

AP

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