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    Long Island blast being investigated by cops, FBI over concerns it could be prelude to something else


    Authorities in New York’s Long Island are investigating a blast that left a crater and was felt miles away Sunday. Police are working with the FBI on the probe, to determine whether it could have been a prelude to something bigger. 

    The Suffolk County Police Department said the explosion occurred on Fox Island, off the coast of West Babylon, around 11:40 a.m. when a device was detonated. Authorities received nearly three dozen 911 calls, the department told Fox News. 

    An explosion on Fox Island in New York left a crater. Authorities have partnered with the FBI to investigate. 
    (Suffolk County Police Department )

    No injuries were reported. Fox News has reached out to the FBI. 

    Investigators are not ruling out the idea that the incident may have been a test run for something bigger, such as a possible terrorist attack. 

    “Terrorism is always a concern because people do test devices before using them,” a police spokeswoman told Fox News. “The SCPD is investigating with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force on this investigation.”

    Authorities are searching for a boat seen leaving around the time of the blast. 

    Authorities are searching for a boat seen leaving around the time of the blast. 
    (Suffolk County Police Department )

    The blast left a crater on the north side of the island that measured 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Authorities are seeking a boat seeing leaving from the area at the time.

    It was described as 23 feet long with stripes. 

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    Investigators have ruled out a sonic boom by an aircraft. 

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