Lynbrook residents cleaning out the attic of their newly purchased home found three cases of explosives Saturday, police said.
Police evacuated a handful of surrounding homes after the noontime discovery of what they believe to be TNT, Lynbrook Village Police Lt. Joseph Cipolla said.
The Nassau County police Bomb Squad was brought in to remove the explosives from the home on Lynbrook Avenue, he said. No other details were immediately available.
A neighbor said police blocked her from getting to her Lynbrook Avenue home Saturday morning while officers investigated.
Roanne Yadanza left her home Saturday morning to run an errand and noticed two police cars were parked at her neighbor’s home, she said.
When she returned home, her street was blocked off, and police didn’t allow her to walk down the block to enter her home. After leaving to run another errand, she returned shortly before 12:30 p.m. and was able to go down the street to her home.
She said the street was blocked off for about two hours.