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On Saturday night, the Chelsea area of New York was rocked after a bomb left 29 people injured. Police found a second explosive device four blocks away, but it did not detonate.

Earlier Saturday, a garbage can exploded near the starting line of a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

And on Sunday night, a backpack with multiple bombs inside was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As authorities tried to investigate, one of those bombs exploded.

Come Monday, the man wanted in connection with the weekend bombings — 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami — was in custody after he shot a police officer in Linden, N.J. around 11 a.m., NBC New York and CNN reported.

The explosions over the weekend have sparked fears of an active terror cell active in the New York area and the timing of the spate of bombings has further caused uneasiness — the series of attacks come as Manhattan hosts world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Here’s the latest developments;

 

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Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She now focuses much of her time helping bring inspiring stories to light and, additionally, her project "Makeover with Meaning," which seeks to add a sprinkle of happiness into the lives of those who need it most.

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