(MEDIA GENERAL) – Investigators and emergency personnel are working around the clock as they work to find the people behind a powerful explosion in Manhattan that injured 29 people.
One New Yorker hopes to make their days at least a little easier.
A team of journalists from KnightNews.com, an independent news source that covers the University of Central Florida, flew up to New York to cover the explosion and investigation first-hand. They happened upon a chance encounter with a man named Germaine delivering coffee and pastries to a pair of New York firefighters.
In the video, Germaine, who works at a nearby Starbucks, explains that he is delivering some replenishments and shakes hands and thanks two firefighters before walking away.
On Monday morning, the New York Police Department have named 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, as a suspect in the bombing. He was taken into custody later Monday morning following a shootout with authorities in New Jersey.
The explosion occurred in front of 131 West 23rd Street, believed to be a homemade bomb that was placed underneath a dumpster. A second device was found several blocks away and handled by the NYPD bomb squad.
Authorities have not yet determined if the explosion is considered an act of terrorism.