Tumblr Page Claims To Be NYC Bomber’s ‘Manifesto’: “I Did This For Homosexuals Like Me”

The NYPD is investigating a Tumblr page that claimed to be the “manifesto” of the New York City bomber who planted bombs in Chelsea Saturday night.

29 people were injured when a pressure-cooker device detonated in one of New York City’s most LGBT-friendly neighborhoods. All the injured were discharged from hospitals Sunday. Police located a second pressure cooker device stashed four blocks away.

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The Tumblr page, called “I’m the NY Bomber,” threatened to set off more explosions in the coming days.

A police source told the Daily News the department is investigating the blog which was taken down shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday.

The page, which had a rainbow flag in its banner and a rainbow meme as its profile image, said the bombs are a protest against the oppression of the LGBT community.

“You probably have all seen the news by now, the explosives detonated in New York City, that was me,” the first post said.

“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 blog post, the author writes: “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.”

Police say both posts were published Sunday, a day after the initial bombings.

Authorities have also revealed a 911 call that warned of further explosions right after the Chelsea bombing.

“I’m looking at the explosion down the block. There will be more,” the unidentified male said, claiming to be standing at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue, according to law-enforcement sources Sunday.

The NYPost adds:

In another new wrinkle, a hand-written letter, a portion of which is in Arabic, was found inside a plastic bag that held the second device, sources said.

Cops were interviewing two men who claim to have spotted a potential person of interest in the case, sources said.


UPDATE: Pro-LGBT ‘I Am The New York Bomber’ Tumblr Site Is A Hoax, Officials Say