Law Enforcement has evacuated dozens of homes after a pipe bomb along a marathon race sparked concerns. The 5K race in Seaside Park is just 80 miles south of New York City. No one was injured, as the bomb went off in a dumpster.
Via Newsmax: The charity run was organized to benefit military veterans and the families of those lost in military service. The run’s name, Seaside Semper Five 5K, is a reference to Semper Fidelis, Latin for “always loyal,” the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Law enforcement authorities have made no comment about a possible motive for the blast.
The explosion went off just 5 minutes after the race was scheduled to start. The incident brings up memories of the Boston Marathon bombing.
NJ.com reports that a second device was found during a search, it’s not clear whether that device was detonated or not. 5,000 people were set to run in the race, which is in a low security vacation town.
Via Newsmax: At the 2013 Boston Marathon, two brothers of Chechen ethnicity who professed allegiance to Islamist militants planted homemade bombs near the finish line of the renowned race. The subsequent explosions killed and maimed dozens of bystanders in the most high profile attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.