There were 29 injured in NY, 9 people stabbed in Minnesota.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said he’s glad “no one was hurt” in the string of attacks in three states Saturday, although dozens of people were injured.
“Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, what do you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today?” CNN’s Brian Stelter asked Johnson, referring to explicitly to the New York City bombing, the stabbing at a Minnesota mall and the bombs found near a charity run in New Jersey.
“Well, first of all, just grateful nobody got hurt,” Johnson replied.
Twenty-nine people were injured in the New York City blast Saturday night, which occurred in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Police found another bomb nearby a few hours later. And three people are still in the hospital after a Somali college student stabbed nine people in a Minnesota mall Saturday night. One of them is in life-threatening condition.