|Daniel Andujar shows a photo of the missile he|
captured on his Blackberry. It is sitting beside the
dumpster it was found in, in front of 3524 Hull Ave.,
a construction site. (Photos by Jordan Moss)
Man, what a way to start the day!
In the "now-we've-seen-it-all" department, a missile was found in a dumpster in front of an active construction site at around 7:30 this morning in the Norwood section of the Bronx.
Residents who piled into the streets following the arrival of fire and emergency vehicles and a helicopter hovering over the site at 3524 Hull Ave. (just above E. Gun Hill Road) say that a member of the bomb squad simply carried the missile in his bare arms to a truck that then took off with it. That sent all the other emergency trucks away and the workers back to work.
One worker who said he was part of a crew installing elevators at the site, said they measured the missile -- a narrow, green projectile -- at 39 inches. They said it had to have been left there overnight since they had been working with the dumpster yesterday. Several workers and residents got photos of the weapon on their cell phones, like the one above.
Marlene Lopez who runs K & M Daycare in her apartment across the street said that emergency workers told her to close up for the day, after which she called parents and informed them of the situation.
We'll bring you more details as we get them.
UPDATE (2:20 p.m.): NYPD tells us the object was determined to be an inert "dark green practice shell." So, apparently NOT a missile, the way it was first described on police scanners, etc.
|The missile was found in this dumpster at the construction site.|