FOX News: No injuries after pipe bomb explodes before Marine charity run in New Jersey
Authorities were evacuating 30 homes after a pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town Saturday morning where thousands of people were about to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors, according to reports.
No injuries were reported in the blast in Seaside Park around 9:30 a.m., officials said.
The third annual “Semper Five” run was canceled.
The pipe bomb was in a plastic garbage can when it exploded.
Authorities immediately cleared the boardwalk and beach area and bobm-sniffing dogs were being used to search the area.
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WNU Editor: Pipe bomb. U.S. Marine charity event. Many civilians and the families of U.S. Marine and Navy personnel present. This does not look good.
More News On Reports Of A Pipe Bomb Exploding Along The Route Of A 5km U.S. Marine Charity Event
Small bomb explodes ahead of New Jersey road race; no injuries -- Reuters
Explosive device goes off in trash can, rattles New Jersey beach town -- CNN
Device Explodes at Marine Race on Jersey Shore: Police -- NBC New York
Explosion in New Jersey Along Site of 5k Race Under Investigation -- ABC News
Explosion at Seaside Park Semper Five 5K Charity Run; 3 pipe bombs left in garbage can: source -- PIX 11
Device Explodes In Garbage Can Before Charity 5K In Seaside Park; No Injuries -- CBS New York
Update: More Than 1 Pipe Bomb; NJ Explosion Evacuates Seaside Park Boardwalk Area At Jersey Shore (Patch).