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N.Y. governor confirms explosion was a bomb, 'no evidence of an international terrorism connection'

The explosion that hit New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29, Saturday night has no known connection to international terrorism, said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday as he confirmed the blast came from a bomb. "A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism, but it's not linked to international terrorism," Cuomo clarified.

An extra 1,000 police officers and National Guard troops have been deployed to NYC's public transit terminals "just to err on the side of caution," Cuomo continued, though he said he wants "New Yorkers to be confident when they go back to work on Monday that New York is up and running, and we're doing everything that we need to do."

Previously, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said police have not identified a connection between the blast and any credible threats against the city. He also announced there is no known link to the Saturday morning pipe bomb blast in New Jersey.