29 June 2007

Honey, how are we on potassium nitrate?

The ATF descended on a Graniteville, Staten Island home last night after learning of the presence of large amounts of potassium nitrate which is often used in pyrotechnics.

However, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said there was no evidence that the man was involved in making bombs or selling bomb-making materials. The man was apparently selling the chemicals in smaller quantities on the Internet. Police say there is no link to any terrorist activity.

A senior special agent with the ATF said a vendor who deals with chemicals notified the agency Thursday that a resident of Staten Island had ordered a large quantity of chemicals. Well, thats good to know at least!

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