The FBI and NYPD Bomb Squad were at the scene of a home in Queens on Tuesday night after explosive materials were discovered inside.
Firefighters were first called to the house at 24-09 19th St. in Astoria in the afternoon and within the rubble they found the makings of a homemade bomb, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported. There are a lot of unanswered questions. There were no injuries in the fire, but later the firefighters called the NYPD, which sent the Bomb Squad. It reportedly found fertilizer, nitrate and bomb-making materials, but not necessarily an operable device.
What was found was described as not very sophisticated, but among them were manuals, Brennan reported.
The NYPD picked up an emotionally disturbed person and was being evaluated at a hospital. He wasn’t arrested, but charges could come, Brennan reported.