A bomb with the force of 10 to 15 sticks of dynamite exploded at New York City Police Headquarters last night (9 June) heavily damaging offices on the second floor of the five-story building.
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Background: A bomb with the force of 10 to 15 sticks of dynamite exploded at New York City Police Headquarters last night (9 June) heavily damaging offices on the second floor of the five-story building.
Glass, bricks, mortar and other debris were blown across Center Street in front of the building and into Center Market Place, a small street in the rear. Seven persons were injured, none seriously.
At the time of the blast, 150 people were in the building, most of them members of the department's communications division on the top floor.
Policemen, warned by an anonymous telephone call, were searching the building for a bomb when the blast occurred in the men's washroom.
Authorities described the explosive device as a "sophisticated" bomb" with a timer. If it had gone off earlier in the day, instead of at 6:57 p.m., some 500 people would have been working in the building.
Police promised a "relentless" search for the bomber.