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Charity Run Cancelled Due To Blast

A pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey beach town along the route of a charity road race on Saturday.

No injuries were reported in what authorities believe was a deliberate attack.

The pipe bomb went off right before the event was due to start.

Authorities immediately cancelled the race, closed the beach and the surrounding blocks and evacuated dozens of homes after the blast occurred.

Police reported a garbage can contained several ‘pipe bomb-type devices’ wired together were found ahead of the race.

However, only one went off.

The motive for the blast remained unknown, while the FBI were in the town investigating the possibility there was at least one other unexploded device.

About 5,000 people were set to run the 5 kilometres race in Seaside Park, a family-oriented resort known for its beachside boardwalk.

The charity run was organized to benefit military veterans and the families of those lost in military service.