New York authorities found materials that could be used to make explosives in a Queens home following a fire
Materials that could be used to make explosives were found in a Queens home after a fire was reported in part of the house Tuesday, authorities said.
The property’s landlord found items that raised concern after the fire in the downstairs portion of the residence was extinguished, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism for the New York Police Department said.
Investigators discovered books on military explosives and boobytraps in the home, as well as chemicals and some written material, Miller said.
The individual who lives in the residence was described as “distraught” and was taken to a local hospital for observation, Miller said. He could face charges.
“Right now he is a patient in a hospital as an emotionally disturbed person,” Miller said. “While we continue this investigation,
Chemicals that could possibly be used to make explosives were found inside a Queens home Tuesday night, hours after a fire broke out at the address, law enforcement officials said.
Chemicals that could possibly be used to make explosives were found inside a Queens home Tuesday night, hours after a fire broke out at the address, law enforcement officials said
Earlier in the afternoon, a man at the Astoria address was taken to the hospital with burns on his hands as a result of the blaze, according to police. As police and fire officials were at the scene, the landlord of the building flagged down firefighters to take a look inside some boxes inside the man’s home, a police source told NBC New York.
As much as 40 pounds of potassium nitrate was found at the home, a senior law enforcement official said,