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New York, NY - NYPD: Explosives at NYC Cemetery More Than 13 Years Old

Published on: October 12, 2010 05:57 PM
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Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly holds a photo of explosives found in New York City Marble Cemetery in the East Village, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in New York. A caretaker doing gardening work at a historic cemetery dug up a plastic garbage bag containing military-grade explosives last fall and left it at the site, where it remained until a volunteer told authorities about it Monday, setting off a big police response. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly holds a photo of explosives found in New York City Marble Cemetery in the East Village, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in New York. A caretaker doing gardening work at a historic cemetery dug up a plastic garbage bag containing military-grade explosives last fall and left it at the site, where it remained until a volunteer told authorities about it Monday, setting off a big police response. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

New York, NY - Police say the military-grade explosives found buried at a historic New York City cemetery are more than 13 years old.

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NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Tuesday that the explosives did not have an identifying piece that all military C-4 were required to have after 1997.

It’s still unclear who placed the plastic bag of explosives at the foot of a tombstone in New York City Marble Cemetery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

A caretaker who was gardening dug up the bag in 2009, didn’t realize what it was and left it. It remained until a volunteer saw it and called police Monday.

The discovery caused a bomb scare and shut down the area until police determined it couldn’t detonate.


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 Oct 12, 2010 at 06:02 PM GB_Jew Says:

Only in America!

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 Oct 13, 2010 at 11:27 AM Reb Yid Says:

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Only in America!

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