Elizabeth mayor: 1 of 5 devices found at train station explodes

A New Jersey mayor says one of five devices found in a backpack near a train station has exploded while a bomb squad robot was

Elizabeth mayor: 1 of 5 devices found explodes

Elizabeth mayor: 1 of 5 devices found explodes

ELIZABETH, N.J. - A New Jersey mayor says one of five devices found in a backpack near a train station has exploded while a bomb squad robot was attempting to disarm it.

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said that the device exploded shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. The FBI was leading the investigation and working to disarm the other four devices.

There were no reports of injuries to civilians or police.

Bollwage said two men called police and reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of a package after finding it around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

New Jersey Transit says service has resumed after being suspended between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth. Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains began rolling at 5:30 a.m. Monday. However passengers should expect delays. Port Authority Trans-Hudson trains, ferries and buses are honoring those rail tickets.

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service is operating on a modified schedule. Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said the device exploded shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. The FBI was working to disarm the other four devices.

The discovery of the suspicious package comes after an explosion rocked a charity 5K race in Seaside Park. A second blast in Manhattan injured 29 people, and an unexploded pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away.

The FBI is asking anyone with information to contact authorities at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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