Friday, October 26, 2007
Since last couple of years We have an increase in Domestic Terrorism than International Terrorism Why we do not recognized that we have an internal problem?Why?
Explosives possibly thrown at Mexican Consulate.
Two explosive devices were apparently thrown at the Mexican Consulate on the East Side in the middle of the night -- and it appears one exploded.
Residents reported hearing an explosion at around 3:50 a.m. this morning in front of the building at 27 East 39th Street. When consulate workers arrived at around 9:25 a.m., they reportedly discovered broken glass and fragments from one of the devices.
Eyewitness News is told police responded and immediately began scouring outside the building for evidence. Neither of the devices actually got into the consulate.
The two devices appear "similar" to those thrown at the British Consulate in May 2005. Law enforcement officials are investigating the possibility that today's incident is related to the one outside the British Consulate in 2005.
No injuries were reported at the consulate.
A State Department official said the building was evacuated due to "a broken window." Police say the Consulate General was not at the building at the time of the incident.
The NYPD Bomb Squad is on the scene investigating. None of the residents called police when they heard the overnight explosion.
On May 5, 2005, two makeshift bombs exploded in front of a building that houses the British Consulate and other offices on the East Side. Those blasts shattered windows but caused no injuries and no significant damage. No arrests were made in that case.