Local police and the FBI are investigating after a device similar to a "pipe bomb" exploded near a military charity run Saturday morning in Seaside Park, New Jersey, officials told NJ.com.
No one was injured in the blast. The device exploded inside a trash can near the starting line of the Semper Five Marine Corps Charity 5K, which had not yet begun. Police initially said they were investigating other devices found near the scene and along the race course, but later said the detonated explosive was the only one found. "Initial reports of a second device found in another trash can have been refuted," New Jersey State Police said in a press release.
"However, State Police bomb technicians have rendered safe items located in the same trash can in which the explosion occurred." Other events scheduled to take place in Seaside Park and the surrounding area were cancelled as a precaution and some homes in the beachfront town were evacuated while police searched the area. No suspects have been arrested, but the FBI told the Asbury Park Press
it is "unaware of any known threat" to the public. Click through the gallery to see more photos from the scene and to learn more about the incident. (Twitter/Kathy Madsen