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Explosives found @ NYC cemetary?

Authorities say not a sign of terrorism..hmm.10 lbs just laying around?

Explosives found in historic NYC cemetery
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

NEW YORK – A cemetery worker found a black garbage bag 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.

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 8:55 AM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • It's sounds like a drop. I'm sure the authorities are trying not to alarm us. Still, I'll always keep my eyes wide open!
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 1:20 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Maybe the cemetary decided to start blasting the new graves open instead of digging them. jk IMO, this is probably something we should have a LITTLE concen about! Maybe it was a drop location?

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:45 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • tnmomofive

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 8:55 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • correction in title..cemetery
    tnmomofive

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 8:57 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I guess terrorists thought no one would notice?!?
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:42 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Maybe the cemetary decided to start blasting the new graves open instead of digging them. jk IMO, this is probably something we should have a LITTLE concen about! Maybe it was a drop location?Answer by yourspecialkid


    That was my first thought.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:26 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • little concern???!!??

    Whenever there are powerful explosives found (regardless if they work or not) There should be MAJOR concern. Obviously then was intent to do something!! If you found them in your backyard would you have "little concern"??
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 10:51 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • some concern i think imo
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 12:37 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

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