New York Post

Chelsea bomb a ‘devastatio­n’ device

- Kaja Whitehouse

A homemade pressureco­oker bomb that failed to detonate on West 27th Street was designed for “pure devastatio­n,” an NYPD detective who defused the device told jurors at the trial of accused Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi.

“Picture it like a thousand guns going off at the same time,” Marine-turned-cop Jason Hallik told the Manhattan federal jury of the bomb — one of two the feds say Rahimi planted.

Hallik was one of two officers who disassembl­ed the West 27th Street bomb after a similar bomb on West 23rd Street injured 31 people.

Earlier, prosecutor­s wheeled out a mangled dumpster that had been blown across the street when the 23rd Street bomb went off.

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