UAE Consulate In New York Tweets Cautionary Message To Emiratis After Blast

Delicate time

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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

The first one

The second one

The third one

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 investigations

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

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Police on-site

Chelsea neighbourhood earlier this morning

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