The NYPD Bomb Squad was called to Bay Ridge on Sunday night after several hand grenades were found, Councilman Justin Brannan said.
Police were called following reports of a suspicious package at 71st Street and Narrows Avenue, Brannan said. It appears to be “2-3 old inactive or deactivated collectible hand grenades — the type you can buy in a military surplus store.”
They appear to have been thrown in the trash and then found by someone walking by, Brannan said.
Police called in the NYPD Bomb Squad “out of an abundance of caution,” Brannan said.
New Yorkers remain vigilant after 9-11; so much so that they even pay attention to what's thrown in public trash cans. It's a stressful way to live, but needed nonetheless.