Bay Ridge

Inactive grenades spark Sunday night Bay Ridge bomb scare

November 5, 2018 By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The scene of the grenade discovery. Photo by Loudlabs News NYC
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A batch of inert grenades found at a Bay Ridge home Sunday night led to the temporary evacuation of at least a few residents and a “level 1 mobilization” of the NYPD’s Bomb Squad.

The inactive devices – which, sources say, were left behind by previous tenants – were discovered by the landlord of a home near the corner of Narrows Avenue and 71st Street just before 7 p.m.

FDNY and EMS were on the scene as a precaution, as were state Sen. Marty Golden and Councilmember Justin Brannan.

 Brannan said the grenades in question were about six or seven “collectible hand grenades – the type you can buy in a military surplus store.”

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A police source told this paper that the grenades were “inert,” and were “disposed of by the bomb squad.”

Police gave the all-clear about an hour later.

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