CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) --The sad reality is: when a bomb goes off, the immediate reaction is whether there are other incendiary devices. Indeed there was. Here on west 27th St. Tonight we spoke a local resident on this block who says she called 911.
When a bomb goes off, the immediate reaction is whether there are other incendiary devices - in Saturday's case, indeed there was - on West 27th Street. One local resident on the block says she called 911.
66-year-old Jane Schreibman says she found the second device by accident. On Saturday night, she was racing to 23rd Street to see about the explosion in her neighborhood when she passed the pressure cooker on the sidewalk.
Schreibman says at first she thought it was an innocent school project. She says she called 911 as soon as she got home.
The longtime New Yorker tells Eyewitness News that police arrived immediately and ordered her off the block for her own protection. She went to a friend's house and didn't come back until 3 a.m. Sunday.
Schreibman says she did not have time to be scared or process how potentially dangerous the sidewalk was.
Two state troopers were sent to the block, and secured the scene after the 911 call came in.