Friday, July 20, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: CBS2 Exclusive: Feds Seize Rocket Launcher In N.J.

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Jul 20, 2007 12:36 pm US/Eastern
Weapon Found On Jersey City Lawn, In Flight Path Of Newark Airport
Scott Weinberger Reporting
(CBS) JERSEY CITY A Jersey City woman made a shocking discovery on her lawn this morning when she noticed a military rocket launcher lying in the grass.Niranjana Besai was leaving her house, located at 88 Nelson Street, to go to work just after 8 this morning when she spotted the launcher on her front lawn. She immediately called police.Sources tell CBS 2 HD that the missile launcher appears similar to the kind that is capable of taking down an aircraft and that Besai's house is located along flight path for Newark Liberty International Airport.Besai's neighbor, Joe Quinn, saw her pointing at the equipment from her front porch. When he walked over to see what the fuss was, he was just as shocked to see the six-foot-long weapon. “It looked like a bazooka,” he told CBS 2 HD.Quinn says he originally thought the launcher was just a pipe, but after noticing it had a picture of a soldier on it, he realized it looked similar to a missile launcher he'd seen on television.

Jersey City Police removed the launcher, and the incident is now being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and The Federal Bureau of Investigation.Jersey City Police could not confirm whether it was actually operable.Stay with wcbstv.com and CBS 2 HD for more on this developing story.

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