An explosion shook New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, CBS News reports. A second explosive device was later found four blocks away.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the explosion “an intentional act,” but noted that there were no ties to terrorism at this time.
“Tonight New York City experienced a very serious incident,” de Blasio said in a press conference. “Whatever the cause, whatever the intention here, New Yorkers will not be intimidated. We are not going to let anyone change who we are or how we go about our lives.”
Stars quickly took to Twitter both to let fans know they were safe and to extend their condolences to those hurt in the blast.
Longtime New York native, Lady Gaga, tweeted out, “In NY safe &sound saying big prayers for my friends in Chelsea. Everyone be safe. We New Yorkers always stick together. #ChelseaExplosion.”
In NY safe &sound saying big prayers for my friends in Chelsea. Everyone be safe. We New Yorkers always stick together. #ChelseaExplosion— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 18, 2016
Jersey Shore alum Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi also tweeted, noting that there was another explosion in her home state on the same day.
“Explosion on the jersey shore & the city today…this ones close to home.Praying for the injured & the world. Hugging my babies extra tight,” she wrote. The explosion in Seaside Park did not result in any injuries and has not been linked to the New York City incident.
Explosions on the jersey shore & the city today...this ones close to home.Praying for the injured & the world.Hugging my babies extra tight!— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) September 18, 2016
See what other stars wrote:
Sending my love to NYC. Always and forever my city, the city I love and cherish. #ChelseaExplosion— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) September 18, 2016
I am not near Chelsea, but please be safe if you are.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) September 18, 2016
Just heard what happened (just got offstage in Canada) all my NYCers ok? #Chelsea— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 18, 2016
Be safe New York. I love you. Praying for all those affected by tonight's unspeakable events. Take care of each other.— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) September 18, 2016
Investigation is ongoing. Though we believe this was an intentional act, there is no credible terror threat against NYC at this moment.— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 18, 2016
More updates to come.