'Hot' Trash Triggers Terrorist False-Alarm in Queens, N.Y.
A discarded box filled with terror-related books, manuals and literature was picked up yesterday by sanitation workers in Astoria, Queens — sparking concern of a local terrorism plot. Then things got even more interesting. The workers brought their find to the 114th Precinct stationhouse in Astoria, where cops detected a high level of radiation in the material. Cops immediately were ordered to leave the building. “Out of an abundance of caution, the precinct was briefly evacuated. Once it was determined it was nothing threatening in the material, everyone was allowed back in the building,” said NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Paul Browne. Full Story