Police: Man left improvised explosive at NYC bus terminal

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 16, 2017 at 1:08 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man left a crude explosive device in a briefcase at a New York City bus terminal, but it didn't detonate.

Thirty-nine-year-old Arsenio Mason was charged Thursday with possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

The criminal complaint says Mason left a briefcase on a chair inside a deli at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bus terminal during Wednesday night rush hour. The terminal is a major thoroughfare for buses in and out of New York City.

A bomb squad detective said it contained a crude device. No injuries were reported.

Mason was arrested nearby. Police said they also found methamphetamine.

Mason is being held without bail on a separate criminal case in California. His attorney didn't immediately return a call.

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