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Friday, December 23, 2011

NYPD: Several Grenades Found In Multi-Family Bronx Home; 4 In Custody

NEW YORK - Four people are in custody and being questioned after several grenades were found inside a Bronx home Friday morning, police confirm.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that the NYPD’s Gang Division was executing a search warrant for individuals “dealing guns” on Stratford Avenue in the Soundview section.

“This was excellent information that was received, proved to be a fruitful warrant execution,” Kelly said. “We hope to have more information as to what the intention was of these individuals.”

Authorities found a M67 live fragmentation grenade, a military stun grenade which Kelly said appeared to have some metal added to it for “fragmentation.” In addition, authorities also discovered raw thermite at the location, which Kelly said was “incendiary material.”

Police are still on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

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