At Least 26 Reported Injured in Explosion in New York City

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An explosion in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood injured at least 26 people Saturday night, according to city officials.

Of the injuries, 23 were believed to be minor, one patient had moderate injuries, and the condition of two others was currently unknown, according to the Fire Department of New York.

The explosion was reported shortly before 9 p.m. on 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, according to police.

Two law enforcement sources said the explosion occurred in a dumpster, and the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau tweeted a photo of a mangled dumpster, after tweeting that they were responding to an explosion at West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue.

The New York Police Department Bomb Squad was searching the area, checking garbage cans, for any other possible explosive devices.

A White House official said President Obama had been briefed on the situation, and would receive updates as the investigation continued.

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