Jersey Shore Beaches Reopen, Travel Restrictions Lifted After Explosion
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All beaches in Seaside Park, NJ, were reopened to the public on Sunday, after a pipe bomb explosion shut them down on Saturday afternoon, WPRI.com reported.
FBI spokesman Special Agent Michael Whitaker told WPRI that travel restrictions for the area had also been lifted on Sunday.
The explosion went off just before the start of a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors, WPRI reported. Thousands of runners planned to participate in the event. No injuries were reported.
Police told the publication Emergency Management that they temporarily closed Route 35 southbound at Route 37 and diverted drivers to Seaside Heights. They also shut down traffic going into Seaside Park along Ocean Avenue.
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Officials told CNN that there are some similarities between the explosives used in the Jersey Shore blast and the explosives used in yesterday’s New York City attack, but they have not said the two incidents are related. They are, however, considering the two explosions as well as the stabbings in Minnesota as possible terror acts.
"We do not have any specific evidence of a connection, but that will continue to be considered," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN. "We're not taking any options off the table."
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