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NYPD seizes firearms, inert grenades after EMS call

An EMS crew spotted a firearm on a bed during a call in Staten Island

By Scott R. Axelrod
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Emergency personnel encountered more than just a patient while responding to a call on Monday.

At around 5 a.m., EMS responded to a call of a 55-year-old male on the floor of a home located on Governor Road in Castleton Corners, police said.

According to police, while inside the residence, EMS observed a firearm on a bed. The NYPD was notified, and police executed a search warrant on the home at around 5 p.m.

Once inside the residence, officers discovered multiple firearms and three inert grenades, police said.

The NYPD Bomb Squad was called in to assess the grenades, according to emergency transmissions.

The man was transferred to Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton in stable condition, police said.

There have been no arrests and an investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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