NYPD: Man brought grenade to gun buyback

(AP) - It was a gun buyback - not a bomb buyback. New York City police were holding a suspect Saturday who theysay tried to turn in a live hand grenade to police at a gun-buybackprogram in the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2009, 12:59 AM

Updated 5,557 days ago

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(AP) - It was a gun buyback - not a bomb buyback.
New York City police were holding a suspect Saturday who theysay tried to turn in a live hand grenade to police at a gun-buybackprogram in the Bronx.
Authorities say the NYPD's bomb squad responded to a churchwhere guns were being collected at around 4:30 p.m. and left 15minutes later with the grenade, carrying it out in a specialcarrier. The program, which offers $200 for guns - no questionsasked - had started Saturday across the Bronx.
Police were questioning the man, who they didn't immediatelyidentify, and it wasn't clear if he would face any charges.


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