3 Greenwich Village buildings evacuated in explosives scare

December 29, 2012 12:22:44 PM PST
Three buildings in Greenwich Village were evacuated after a police arrest squad found something that looked like explosive powder in an apartment.

A police spokesman says the department's warrant squad went to the home to look for a woman Saturday morning and spotted the white substance in an ashtray. It was removed to a police firing range for analysis.

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

Two people are in custody, including the woman and a male companion.

The buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

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