The intense investigation into the weekend bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey is leading authorities to signs of a possible terror cell in those two states, law enforcement officials say.

The ongoing investigation, now encompassing the discoveries of two bombs in New York City and in two cities in New Jersey, has given authorities leads on specific people who are urgently being sought. 

BBs and ball bearings were among the pieces of metal that appeared to be packed into both pressure cooker bombs in New York. a federal law enforcement official says.

The device that exploded on 23rd Street was partly under a metal trash container, which may have diminished the force of the blast.

The bomb in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea injured 29 people.

 



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