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Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Morning News Weapons Scare in Manayunk The police activity that closed off part of Ridge Avenue this morning involved the search of a house for weapons. Assault weapons, handguns and a grenade were among the items found.
But the worst fears proved false. The owner was apparently a military collector. A military shell, for example, was non-explosive.
Police are still inspecting the ordnance, however.
The discovery came about because of an argument between two neighbors last night. Police got a call of a man pulled a gun. After he was questioned and arrested, a warrant was obtained. The search, involving bomb-sniffing dogs, began at about 4 a.m.