Grenade found during Bronx house search

December 23, 2011 7:53:39 PM PST
NYPD officers executing a search warrant this morning as part of a gang investigation found one "live" or operational, hand grenade inside a house.

The discovery was made on Stratford Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that officers detonated that grenade.

Investigators also found a second grenade in the process of being assembled and a stun gun.

Four people in the apartment were taken into custody for questioning.

Two people were later arrested.

24-year-old Anthony Cibelli and 25-year-old Juan Pagan were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Explosive Device), Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Firearm), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of Marijuana.

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