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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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