The FBI investigation began an investigation after discovering “serious materials to make bombs” inside a New York home after a fire and a man was arrested
- The New York bomb squad was investigating Tuesday night in Astoria, Queens
- It was reported that they found “serious materials to make bombs” on a property where a house fire broke out during the day
- A man was arrested after being found hiding behind the house, local media reported
- Nearby buildings were evacuated and firefighters were on hold
- The property owner is said to have called the FBI after a box containing fuses and dust was removed from the house during the previous fire.
- One person had been injured in the fire and was taken to hospital
The NYPD bomb squad was called Tuesday night in Queens after it was reported that a property discovered “serious materials to make bombs” just hours after a fire broke out at the same location.
According to ABC 7 NY, a suspicious package was found in a two-story building on 19th Street in Astoria shortly before 8 p.m.
Firefighters found a supply of chemicals and “several books and manuals” that led them to call in detectives, although no device was “assembled.”
The images showed a man arrested, described by police as a “bewildered individual” who was sent to a Manhattan hospital because of his “emotional state.”
He was not sure if he had been arrested and what charges he could face, but the man is said to be in his thirties and police know him after a previous arrest for domestic violence.
The NYPD bomb squad was called to Astoria, Queens, Tuesday night after a property was reported to have discovered “serious materials for making bombs” where a fire broke out in the early hours of the day.
The house fire broke out Tuesday afternoon, but was extinguished at 2 p.m.
Nearby buildings were evacuated
Police officers are investigating away from home Tuesday night
Federal agents joined the NYPD to investigate the apparent materials for making bombs
The videos aired by Pix11 show the shirtless man being taken away by police after being found hidden behind a house.
Sources reported in the Daily News that investigators found “surviving” materials and a book with instructions for making bombs when they searched the house.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism John Miller said Tuesday night at a news conference that chemicals found inside the home could be combined to produce an explosive. .
Miller described them as “precursor materials” that could become a dangerous device.
“We will have to review and find out what all this means,” he said, adding that police officers were pending an order for further searches.
The homeowner told Pix11 that the FDNY threw a black box in the front yard of the building as they had fought the fire.
The owner called the FBI after finding fuses and dust inside.
Sources told the New York Post that the wick cords, used for fuses and possibly ammonium nitrate, were in the box.
Some sniffer dogs were on the scene after the potential equipment to make bombs was found
The property owner called the NYPD and the FBI after discovering the box
One person was injured in the fire earlier in the day and taken to hospital
A police officer at the site where materials for making bombs were found
“Following further investigation by the FDNY Marshals, materials were found that included a number of chemicals, various packages and various books and manuals that led them to call the NYPD for further investigation,” a statement said. .
‘No mounted device found. There were no improvised explosives completed at the residence. The investigation is still ongoing. “
ABC News reported an injury in the previous fire. The person was taken to Cornell Medical Center.
Nearby buildings were evacuated on Tuesday and firefighters were on hold while the investigation continued.
The 114th district of NYPD asked everyone to avoid Astoria Park and surrounding streets.
On Tuesday afternoon in the house fire, two units and 60 firefighters responded to the scene. The fire was brought under control at 2 p.m.