UAE Consulate In New York Tweets Cautionary Message To Emiratis After Blast
After Saturday's blast in New York city which left 29 people injured, the UAE embassy in the United States has been warning Emirati nationals to remain cautious.
This message was sent out through a series of tweets
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In case of emergency, please contact (911), or the UAE Consulate in NY at: (646) 630-2575— UAE Consulate in NYC (@UAEinNYC) September 18, 2016
They urged UAE citizens to avoid public places and ensure compliance with security authorities. Contact numbers were also provided to help in case of an emergency.
The mayor stated that the explosion on West 23rd Street in the neighbourhood of Chelsea was not linked to terrorism but appeared to have been an 'intentional act'. However he pointed out that the investigations were in its early stages. While NYPD said the blast was from inside a garbage bin, Commissioner James O'Neill said it possibly occurred on the street.
Scenes after the explosion
Chelsea neighbourhood earlier this morning