Police: Greenwich Village Man Planned To ‘Blow Up’ Washington Square Park Arch
Source: CBS New York
A man accused of keeping bomb-making materials in his Greenwich Village apartment told acquaintances late last year that he planned to blow up the Washington Square Park arch, police said Thursday.
Though Greene’s motives remain unclear, investigators have uncovered undated letters that he wrote, including one with the words “kill them all” and signed with a Nazi SS lightning bolt symbol still used by neo-Nazi groups, police said. Other witnesses also have told police that they heard him boast that his grandfather was a Nazi, they added.
Based on statements made by Greene about another cache of weapons, police searched the Orangeburg, N.Y., home of one of his childhood friends, a suspended jail guard, on Wednesday, Browne said. Officers found 21 more guns, two stun guns, a switchblade knife and a set of brass knuckles, Cornell reported.