FBI agents uncovered a small cache of plastic explosives, rifles and bomb-making ingredients early Wednesday morning when they raided a building superintendent’s apartment in the Bronx, the authorities said.
The superintendent, John Davis, was taken into federal custody but not charged with any crimes, because the courts were closed for Lincoln’s Birthday, said Joe Valiquette, a spokesman for the FBI.
A law-enforcement official familiar with the case said that agents removed a pound and a quarter of C-4, a powerful plastic explosive; four rifles; a handgun; hollow grenade bodies, and plastic piping that can be used to produce bombs. The FBI was tipped off about the cache by an informant, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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