Sound familiar? Another huge gathering, a race. An explosion. An unattended backpack. It wasn’t a prank. The device was too sophisticated.
Don’t you wonder how the Obama administration will spin this latest Terrorist Attack?
As the FBI investigates, ABC News reports:
An explosive device detonated in the New Jersey beach town of Seaside Park this morning as thousands of people were getting ready to run a 5k charity race befitting U.S. Marines and sailors, which investigators suspect was the intended target, officials said.
Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, said in an on-camera interview with News 12 New Jersey that the explosion came from multiple pipe bomb-type devices that were wired together. One of them went off, while the other did not. No additional devices have been found in the area, he said.
“It’s obvious it was meant to affect the run,” Della Fave told News 12 New Jersey.
The device exploded in a garbage can at approximately 9:35 a.m. ET along the route of a scheduled Semper Five race, the prosecutor’s office said.
… “Out of extreme precaution, this year’s Seaside Semper Five has been canceled due to an unidentified suspicious backpack found at the race site,” organizers posted on the event’s website.
Della Fave told ABC News that the incident was not “a prank” because the device was too sophisticated. Investigators are trying to determine a motive.
… According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, there are no reported injuries or damages to surrounding structures from the blast. The area was evacuated and placed on lockdown as bomb dogs searched for additional devices.