NEW YORK, NY (CNN) — The FBI wants to speak with two men that surveillance video allegedly shows removing an explosive device from a piece of luggage left in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday.
The agency released a photograph of the men Wednesday and asked for the public’s assistance locating them.
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The men are witnesses and are not accused of wrongdoing, NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau Chief James Waters told reporters.
“We’re very much interested in speaking to them. … There are no criminal charges. They are not in jeopardy of being arrested,” he said.
According to the FBI, security camera footage taken on 27th Street shows the men “allegedly located a piece of luggage on the sidewalk, removed an improvised explosive device from the luggage, and then left the vicinity leaving the device behind but taking the luggage.”
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