The Suffolk County Police Department said the explosion occurred on Fox Island, off the coast of West Babylon, alrededor 11:40 soy. when a device was detonated. Authorities received nearly three dozen 911 llamadas, el departamento le dijo a Fox News.
No injuries were reported. 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 terrorist ataque.
“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.”
The blast left a crater on the north side of the island that measured 4 feet wide and 2 pies de profundidad. 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.