NYPD: Man planned to blow up Washington Arch - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

NYPD: Man planned to blow up Washington Arch

Posted: Updated:
Aaron Greene Aaron Greene

A man accused with his girlfriend of keeping bomb-making materials in their Greenwich Village apartment had told acquaintances he planned to blow up the Washington Arch in Washington Square Park, the NYPD said.

Acquaintances of Aaron Greene told investigators they saw him trigger an explosion after sprinkling a white powder in the park, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said.

Law enforcement sources told Fox 5 that the FBI searched a storage facility in Hewitt, New Jersey, looking for explosives but so far investigators have come up empty handed.

It was the latest area to be searched as part of the investigation into Greene.

This all started on December 29, 2012. After receiving a tip, investigators searched the Greenwich Village apartment of Greene and his girlfriend, Morgan Gliedman.

Police found 7 grams of a chemical explosive known at HMTD, two shotguns, 60 shotgun shells, and a flare launcher. Cops also discovered instructions for making booby traps and weapons.

Authorities also searched the home of Greene's friend in Orangeburg, N.Y. That friend is a corrections officer who has not been arrested. There cops recovered 21 guns, brass knuckles, two stun guns and a switchblade knife.

Browne said police went there after Greene said he had given some of his weapons to the man.

Greene's lawyer declined to comment.

With The Associated Press.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Spy device Tweets private conversations

    Spy device Tweets private conversations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:41:49 GMT
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically transcribe and Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically transcribe and Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
  • Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:42:24 GMT
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
  • De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:20:13 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices