On his way home, he received a phone call about an explosion in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea Saturday night, and immediately rushed to the scene.
“There was a dumpster – went from one side of the street to the other. The force of the blast was tremendous. I think we were very lucky that only 29 people received not serious injuries,” O’Neill told “CBS This Morning” Tuesday.
Within 35 hours, the NYPD and FBI had identified the suspect, and within 50 hours, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami was in custody.