All FIVE bombs that were found in the New York area used flip phones as a detonator

Three pipe bombs found in New Jersey and two IEDs that terrorized New York City on Saturday all have one thing in common – cell phones.

An old-school flip phone was used as a timer in all five home-made bombs.

Authorities said they still have not found any indication the incidents in New Jersey and New York are related, but in both cases flip phones were used as timers to detonate the explosives.

All phones used as detonators were similar in design, according to PIX 11.

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