A LGBT themed Tumblr page is claiming responsibility for the bombing that took place in NYC on Saturday. NYPD officials said they are “vetting” the page. One person was killed and dozens were injured in the blast.
The page, which was later removed, claimed to be the “manifesto” of the New York City bomber and threatened more explosions to come. “You probably have all seen the news by now, the explosives detonated in New York City, that was me,” the first post said.
The page, called “I’m the NY Bomber,” claimed to be written by the person who planted bombs in Chelsea Saturday night. A police source told the Daily News the department is investigating the blog. Another source said the NYPD is speaking to local LGBT activists for any clues about the webpage. The page, which had a rainbow flag in its banner, said the bombs are a protest against the oppression of the LGBT community. “I did it because I cannot stand society. I cannot live in a world where homosexuals like myself as well as the rest of the LGBTQ+ community are looked down upon by society.” In a second post, the author wrote, “I don’t know exactly how I feel about taking human lives.” “I suppose I’m just going to have to move forward knowing that what I am doing had a purpose and will in fact make a difference,” it said. “I’ll keep you all posted.” h/t dailynews
Both posts were published Sunday.
The authenticity of the blog has not been confirmed, and there is no indication who is behind it.