Thursday, April 03, 2008

Breaking: 'Manufactured Ordnance' Closes NYS Thruway Exit

Maintenance workers discovered a suspicious device on the roadside at Weedsport Exit 40, west of Syracuse this afternoon. After closing the exit in both directions, state police defused the device, which they described as "manufactured ordnance," and it is now en route to Albany for analysis. The Weedsport exit has been reopened.

The Syracuse NBC affiliate appears to be the only media oulet reporting on the incident at this time.

Update: From the link above:
The realistic looking homemade device was constructed of plastic and sheet metal fashioned to look like a rocket propelled grenade. It contained no explosive components and was considered harmless after examination.