The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Authorities now say bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey could be the result of sleeper cells in each state. The FBI and police are still working to find out who left a backpack with five suspicious devices in a trash can in New Jersey overnight. The FBI tweeted around 1:40 a.m. (EST) Monday morning, saying they were improvised explosive devices. One of the devices exploded as a bomb squad was trying to disarm it with a robot. The other four will be transferred in protective cases to a local site, then to an FBI lab.
2. The FBI is questioning several people in connection with an explosion in a busy New York City neighborhood this weekend that injured 29 people. Late Sunday night, agents pulled a suspicious car over on a bridge in Brooklyn and took 5 people into FBI custody for questioning. So far, no one has been charged. New York City police say they blew up a second pressure-cooker device found blocks away from where a bomb exploded in Manhattan.
3. Opening statements are expected to begin in the murder trial of two former Albuqueque police officers Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy. They’re charged in the death of homeless camper James Boyd in 2014. Attorneys for the officers are expected to argue self-defense. Prosecutors say the deadly force was not necessary.
4. Monday, mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80’s to lower 90’s. Monday night, partly cloudy. Lows in the 50’s to lower 60’s.
5. Some talented Albuquerque kids are getting ready for the next round in the NFL Punt, Pass, Kick competiton, and a shot at national recognition. The competition was held Sunday at Milne Stadium for kids ages 5-15. The top finishers are moving onto the regional round. In the end, some New Mexico kids will qualify for nationals to compete at an NFL game.
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