Explosives Sit Open in Cemetery for 1 year

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say an employee doing gardening work dug
up a garbage bag containing military-grade explosives at a historic
Manhattan cemetery last fall but left it at the site. It remained there until a volunteer told authorities about it on Monday.

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

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the worker dug up the bag
at New York City Marble Cemetery last year but left it sitting near a fence.

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

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

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