The NYPD says it arrested two men after finding "two live grenades and three other 'works in progress'" plus illegal weapons in a Bronx home yesterday morning. According to WCBS 2, "Anthony Cibelli, 24, and Juan Pagan, 25, were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon for an explosive device and firearm, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of Marijuana."
Cops had been searching the home on Stratford Avenue as part of a gang investigation. They ended up finding "an m67 live fragmentation grenade, a military stun grenade and a thermite mixture."
Cibelli had been in the Army and fought in the Iraq war. A neighbor told WCBS 2, "He was stuck still in there you know? Like he came out, he was still interested in stuff like that. I would not think in a thousand years that I would be across the street from somebody living with a bomb," while another told NY1, "These kids came back home with a mentality of making bombs and stuff like that, and I think that’s bad for our neighborhood. It’s bad enough that we’re living in a bad neighborhood, but having bombs and stuff like that is ridiculous. It’s outrageous."
However another neighbor told NY1, "They don't seem like those types of guys. You can tell a thug when a thug's a thug. They're far from it."