- - Monday, December 31, 2012

NEW YORK — Authorities say a New York City couple has been arrested on weapons charges after a substance used to make bombs and papers titled “The Terrorist Encyclopedia” were found in their Greenwich Village apartment.

Morgan Gliedman is awaiting her court appearance. Her boyfriend, Aaron Greene, was held without bail after he appeared in state court in Manhattan on Sunday.

Both were arrested Saturday as police executed a search warrant at their apartment.

Police Detective Martha Barrera reported that a plastic container containing a white powdery substance known as HMTD was found in the living room. The substance is highly explosive.


Both were charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Attorney Lisa Pelosi, representing Mr. Greene, called the situation sad but declined further comment. It was unclear who will represent Ms. Gliedman in court.

CONNECTICUT

Father of school shooter claims remains of son

HARTFORD — The father of the gunman who killed 26 people in a Connecticut school shooting has claimed his son’s body.

A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of Adam Lanza. He didn’t say when the remains were claimed.

The 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.

He also killed his mother in their Newtown home before going on the rampage and then committing suicide.

A private funeral was held earlier this month in New Hampshire for his mother, Nancy Lanza, who was divorced from Peter Lanza.

Peter Lanza lives in Stamford, Conn., and is a tax director at General Electric.

Police have not offered a motive for the killings.

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