Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Manhattan, NY - NYPD Commissioner: C4 Explosives In Lower East Side Cemetery From 2009

Explosives were found at
 a Lower East Side cemetery.
Explosives were found at a Lower East Side cemetery.
Manhattan, NY -  A cemetery worker found a black garbage back full of powerful explosives at a historic Manhattan cemetery Monday, but it was not capable of detonating, police said.

The bomb squad was removing the bag of C-4, a military-grade plastic explosive that is more powerful than TNT. C-4 requires a detonator, or cap, to explode and police said no caps were found at the scene.
It wasn’t immediately clear who put the bag in the East Village burial ground. Police were called to the scene around 10:45 a.m., and the streets nearby were closed.

There are two cemeteries side-by-side, both called Marble and both considered historic. It’s not clear which cemetery the bag was placed in. One was designated a landmark in the late 1960s. Six members of a branch of the Roosevelt family are buried there, as well as a Stephen Allen, former mayor and New York governor.
Police commissioner Raymond Kelly just held a news briefing and said the explosive were Initially discovered in May of 2009, but was rediscovered this Sunday again.

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