NYPD: C-4 in NYC cemetery first found last year

(AP) - Police say an employee doing gardening work dugup a garbage bag containing military-grade explosives at a historicManhattan cemetery last year but left it at the site. It remainedthere until a volunteer told authorities about it on Monday.

The C-4 plastic explosive is more powerful than TNT. It requiresa detonator, or cap, to explode and police said no caps were foundat the scene.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the worker dug up the bagat New York City Marble Cemetery in May 2009 or June 2009 but leftit sitting near a fence.

A volunteer cleaning up over the weekend found it, and initiallyleft it there before informing police Monday morning.

Kelly says the material is the same as what was used in the 2005London transit bombings.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."