Police: Jersey City man accused of having improvised ‘flash bang’ grenade at Port Authority Bus Terminal

Arsenio Mason (pictured) is accused of having an improvised 'flash bang' grenade at Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

Arsenio Mason (pictured) is accused of having an improvised 'flash bang' grenade at Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. (3/16/17)

NEW YORK - Police say a Jersey City man was found with burglary tools and an improvised “flash bang” grenade at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Port Authority police say that officers were called to investigate a suspicious package found near the Deli Plus in the South Wing main concourse of the Port Authority Bus Terminal just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the bag contained a knife, bolt cutters, screwdrivers and the device.

Police say they questioned and arrested Jersey City resident Arsenio Mason after he arrived at the area looking for the bag.

Mason was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of burglary tools and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The NYPD Bomb Squad took the improvised grenade to be analyzed.

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