“We would normally have an expanded presence for the General Assembly.You will see an even stronger presence now.” Commuters should “plan for delays,” NJ Transit said on Twitter, as it announced the resumption of regular service.New York City Transit had already warned before the blast that there may be “severe” delays on bus lines in and out of Manhattan due to UN security zones.
The city’s new police commissioner, James O’Neill, said commuters would encounter more bag checks and canines in the transit system.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the agency that runs New York’s transit systems along with the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North commuter train lines, said its systems and stations had no structural damage from the blast.
Parts of Chelsea, on the west side of Manhattan, were cordoned off and some residents had to show a utility bill to get back into their buildings.
While silent on the New York bombing, Islamic State claimed responsibility for a stabbing in a Minnesota shopping mall Saturday that injured nine before the assailant was killed by an off-duty police officer.
Bomb-sniffing dogs and transportation headaches greeted New Yorkers and visiting dignitaries Monday as the city searched for those responsible for planting the Chelsea dumpster bomb that injured 29 people and a suspicious package found overnight in New Jersey.
Amid heightened security, a device was found at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mayor Chris Bollwage said on Twitter.
The device detonated while it was being examined with a robot, the Associated Press reported.
No one was injured and officials didn’t say whether it was related to the Chelsea incident, the AP said.
Several people were taken into custody overnight for questioning, the AP said.