The device was found inside the Waldo Avenue building at around 2 p.m. It was filled with what was initially described as a low grade explosive.
Police took the device into custody for further examination. Authorities say the incident stemmed from a search for drugs and there is no nexis to terrorism.
The search was being conducted as part of an ongoing investigation by a drug enforcement task force made up of DEA agents, NYPD officers and New York Police.
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