29 injured in NY explosion; 9 injured in MN stabbings: 8 notes on this weekend's violence

Jessica Kim Cohen -  

This past weekend saw three bomb attempts in two states and a spate of stabbings in a Midwestern mall. A total of 29 individuals were injured in the bomb explosions and nine individuals were injured in the stabbing attack.

Details are still unfolding, but here's what you need to know:

 

1. A "pipe-bomb style device" exploded in a garbage can at a Marine Corps charity race in Seaside Park, N.J., on the morning of Sat., Sept. 17, according to USA Today. No one was injured.

 

2. Another explosion took place Sat., Sept. 17, evening, in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Twenty-nine people were injured, all of whom were released from the hospital by the following morning, according to the New York Times.

 

3. The FBI was called in to investigate a suspicious package — which was found to contain five bombs — at a train station Sun., Sept. 18, evening in Elizabeth, N.J. One bomb was accidentally detonated, however, no one was injured, according to NPR.

 

4. Although these three attacks have similarities, officials emphasized that additional analysis of the bombs was necessary before drawing any conclusions, according to a New York Times report from Sun., Sept. 18.

 

5. Police arrested 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in New York after a shootout, Mon., Sept. 19, morning, according to the Washington Post. At present, he is the sole suspect for the New York and New Jersey bombings, though his motive is unknown, according to the New York Times.

 

6. A spate of violence also took place in Minnesota this weekend, when a 22-year-old named Dahir Adan dressed in a security uniform and proceeded to stab nine people in a mall, Sat., Sept. 17, evening, according to the Washington Post.

 

7. All nine of the individuals injured in the stabbing attack are expected to survive, according to NPR.

 

8. An Islamic State-run news agency claimed that Mr. Adan was a member of the Islamic State, leading the FBI to investigate the stabbings as an act of terrorism, according to the AP. However, the FBI determined that he seems to have acted alone, according to the Washington Post.

 

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