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State police remind people to stay vigilant in wake of NYC explosion

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Police and firefighters work near the scene of an apparent explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. (AP Images) Police and firefighters work near the scene of an apparent explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. (AP Images)
Part of a dumpster destroyed by the explosion (Chris Duffy) Part of a dumpster destroyed by the explosion (Chris Duffy)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut State Police is warning the public to stay vigilant following an explosion in New York City on Saturday night.

Twenty-nine people were injured in a blast in the city's Chelsea neighborhood.

Although New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio did not call it an act of terror, he said it was intentional.

He said authorities did not know of a connection between the New York explosion and the bomb that exploded without hurting anyone earlier Saturday in New Jersey.

A second device was found a few blocks away.

"Troopers remind residents that it's not only if they see something, but if they see something, hear something or know something report it to police immediately, said Trooper Kelly Grant.

State police said they remain vigilant while on patrol.

Anyone with tips is urged to text TIP711 with information to 274637 or call Homeland Security at 1-866-HLS-TIPS.

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