A reported explosion in a trash can near Seaside Park in New Jersey has postponed the a planned 5K race in the area. According to police the devices were placed along the route of the Semper Five 5K, with only one reportedly exploding according to Toms River Patch:
The explosion apparently involved at least one pipe bomb in a trash can at the time a Semper Five 5K race event – with 3,000 participants – was to be held for the U.S. Marines, according to authorities. The race was canceled.
There was a possibility of at least one other device in the area, and State Police were conducting a search using bomb dogs on Saturday, said Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office told people to avoid the area of D Street and Ocean Avenue in Seaside Park after the explosive device discharged in a garbage can.