Fireworks Show Prompts Some In Manhattan To Fear A Terrorist Attack

Originally posted on CBS New York:

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A late-night charity fireworks show on Manhattan’s West Side on Thursday night had residents fearing they were under attack.

It started late, at 10 p.m., and as CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Friday, many people were caught off guard.

As revelers aboard the Intrepid enjoyed fireworks lighting up the sky above the Hudson River, blasts echoed through West Side neighborhoods, leaving many residents fearing the worst.

“I thought we were actually coming under attack. I didn’t think fireworks. With everything that’s going on, it’s nerve-wracking,” resident Dahlia Rodriguez said.

“Everybody in the bars, everybody in the buildings had emptied out into the street to find out what the explosion is because Boston is very recent in our minds,” resident Bob Minor added.

The fireworks spectacle was the finale to an evening charity gala for North Shore-LIJ Health System, but nearly…

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