Greenwich Village Couple Arrested After Investigators Find Explosive Powder, ‘Terrorist Encyclopedia’


Suspicious Substance

Three buildings in Greenwich Village were evacuated after a suspicious powder was found in an apartment. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)


Morgan Gliedman is awaiting her court appearance. Her boyfriend, Aaron Greene, was held without bail after he appeared in state court in Manhattan on Sunday. Both were arrested Saturday as police executed a search warrant at their apartment.

Three buildings in Greenwich Village were evacuated Saturday, after police found a substance that looked like explosive powder.

Police Detective Martha Barrera reported that a plastic container containing a white powdery substance known as HMTD was found in the living room. The substance is highly explosive.

A police spokesman said the NYPD warrant squad went to the home to look for a woman Saturday morning in a building on 9th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, and spotted the white substance in an ashtray.

It was removed to a police firing range for analysis.

Police said investigators also found a shotgun and two magazine clips for handguns.

“They had improvised and modified firearms, deadly homemade weapons, a do-it-yourself sub-machine gun – how to make it,” NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly said on Monday.


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