The FBI and ATF are currently in the scene in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and the entire town is on lockdown after an IED bomb exploded along the race route for a Marine charity event. The race was the Marine Semper 5k race, and was scheduled to start around 9:30 am, but was halted after the device exploded. Tragedy was miraculously averted, as hundreds of people would’ve been running right in front of the IED.
There were multiple other devices that were wired to the one that exploded but the other devices did not explode due to an apparent malfunction. The device that exploded was inside a garbage can but no one was injured because the race start time was delayed due to late arrivals and sign-ins. No reports on where the other IEDs were located along the route yet.
No one has been injured and the race has been cancelled and the area cleared.
Ocean County, NJ Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al Della Fave told News 12 New Jersey “multiple additional devices” were wired to the pipe bomb that was detonated, but the others did not go off.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
H/T [American Military News]