UPDATE: -- (WPIX) -- An individual who penned an online manifesto claiming responsibility for an explosion in Chelsea that injured 29 people has determined not to be credible, multiple sources said Sunday.
NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- A manifesto by an individual claiming to be responsible for detonating an explosive in Chelsea, injuring 29 people, has been discovered online and police confirmed Sunday they are now investigating its validity.
The investigation is in its early stages, and the primary concern is credibility behind the posting titled, “I’m the NY Bomber: This is will be my manifesto,” sources tell PIX11’s Mario Diaz.
The individual titles two posts, “Taking a human life” and “Manufacturing Test Explosives,” and claims the reason for Saturday night’s attack is bringing attention to issues surrounding those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning.
The alleged manifesto was pulled offline within 45 minutes of PIX11 publishing this story.
The explosion in Chelsea at West 23rd Street injured 29 people and caused “significant damage” to the area.
While the incident was “obviously an act of terrorism,” no links to any international groups have been found, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
An investigation continued into the motive behind the attack. No arrests have been made.