A bag full of bomb parts was found in New York's Port Authority
The 42nd street station is home to multiple bus and subway lines and sees
thousands of pedestrians a day. As the New York Post reports:
An unassembled explosive device was found in an abandoned suitcase
inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal
, police sources said Thursday.
Port Authority cops found the luggage around 5:15 P.M. Wednesday on the
first floor of the terminal’s south wing near Deli Plus.
A PAPD K-9 unit inspected the suitcase and brought it to a police substation
within the bus terminal, sources said.
When officers opened the bag, they saw what appeared to be an
unassembled “flash bang grenade” along with a knife, bolt cutters and
screw drivers, the source added.
Flash bang grenades are meant to stun, but they've been known to
malfunction and seriously injure people.
Police arrested Arsenio Mason, a Jersey City resident came looking for the
bag and was arrested.
CBS NY reports that Mason has been arrested 29 times. There's no word on
his religious or political affiliations yet.