Long Island blast being investigated by cops, FBI over concerns it could be prelude to something else

The Suffolk County Police Department said the explosion occurred on Fox Island, off the coast of West Babylon, rondom 11:40 am. when a device was detonated. Authorities received nearly three dozen 911 oproepe, het die departement aan Fox News gesê.

An explosion on Fox Island in New York left a crater. Authorities have partnered with the FBI to investigate.

An explosion on Fox Island in New York left a crater. Authorities have partnered with the FBI to investigate. (Suffolk County Police Department )

Geen beserings is aangemeld nie. Fox News has reached out to the FBI.

Investigators are not ruling out the idea that the incident may have been a test run for something bigger, such as a possible terroris aanval.

Terrorism is always a concern because people do test devices before using them,” a police spokeswoman told Fox News. “The SCPD is investigating with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force on this investigation.

Authorities are searching for a boat seen leaving around the time of the blast.

Authorities are searching for a boat seen leaving around the time of the blast. (Suffolk County Police Department )

The blast left a crater on the north side of the island that measured 4 feet wide and 2 voete diep. Authorities are seeking a boat seeing leaving from the area at the time.

It was described as 23 feet long with stripes.

Investigators have ruled out a sonic boom by an aircraft.

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