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At a news conference Monday, reporters were shown an image of the eight sticks of explosives found in New York. Image CNN.

Eight sticks of military-grade explosives were found Monday at the New York City Marble Cemetery in the East Village of Manhattan, the police commissioner said.

The explosives were dug up in May or June 2009 by a groundskeeper and laid aside, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters. A volunteer cleaning inside the cemetery found the bag on Sunday. Monday, he called police, Kelly said.

The explosives were not set up or wired to detonate.

Each stick is about one and a quarter pounds, said Kelly, who identified the powerful explosive as C-4.
“Inside a building, obviously it could have caused an awful lot of damage,” he said.

Source: Allan Chernoff for CNN.

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