As if an explosion in SoHo weren't fun enough today, three buildings in Greenwich Village were apparently evacuated this morning after cops found what they believe was explosive powder in one apartment.

Cops went to a residence on 9th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at around 8:20 a.m. today to look for a woman, when they say they saw some suspicious white powder in an ashtray. They brought the powder to a police firing range for testing, and also reportedly found a shotgun along with two handgun magazine clips.

The street was partially blocked off, and three buildings were evacuated as a safety precaution. Two people, a man and a woman, are reportedly in custody, but police said they had no information when we contacted them. We will update when more information becomes available.