NYC Starbucks bomb similar to previous bombings

NYC Starbucks bomb similar to previous bombings

26 May 2009: An explosion caused by a small improvised explosive device (IED) shattered the windows of an Upper East Side Starbucks early Monday morning. No one was injured in the explosion, which ripped a hole in a wooden bench outside of the shop at Third Avenue and East 92nd Street.

NYPD and other CT officials are investigating the possible links to three similar blasts that took place in Manhattan over the last few years. In 2008, a “small” explosion set off by an “improvised explosive device” blew out the front window of the Armed Forces recruiting center situated between 43rd and 44th Streets, and Seventh Avenue and Broadway at Times Square.

On 26 October 2007, two hollowed-out hand grenades filled with explosive material detonated outside of the Mexican Consulate located at 27 East 39th Street. At about the same time on 5 May 2005, two crudely made but more powerful improvised explosive devices detonated outside of the British Consulate situated at 845 Third Avenue in East Midtown, shattering windows and damaging a planter.

As in the case of the previous attacks, the latest bombing was captured on video surveillance. Authorities are continuing their investigation.

Previous accounts of NYC explosions [CLICK HERE] & [HERE]