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Suspicious device found near NYC explosion removed by police

Following an explosion in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood Saturday that left 29 people injured, New York Police Department officials said a suspicious device had been found near the blast site.

The original explosion happened at 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, reportedly near a dumpster. The suspicious device was discovered four blocks away, on 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The New York Times reports the device was said to resemble a pressure cooker, "like the one used in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013." The NYPD tweeted that the suspicious object had been removed by the bomb squad, and The Associated Press reports it will be taken to a firing range in the Bronx.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion appeared to be "an intentional act," but was not believed to be an act of terrorism.