Cops: Dynamite found in home on River Avenue in Pelham

Police say there was enough dynamite to take out the entire home. (4/5/14)

PELHAM - The Westchester County Police Bomb Squad rushed to a home in Pelham today, where officials say two pounds of dynamite were discovered in the basement.

It happened at around noon at the corner of River Avenue and Sixth Street in Pelham. Police say there was enough dynamite to take out the entire home.

Officials say Warren Prescott Lyon used to live in the home until he passed away in January at the age of 75. He was a retired assistant chief of the Pelham Manor Fire Department. Police say the dynamite was found by his brother, who was cleaning out the home's basement.

Pelham firefighters evacuated the block up to about 300 feet from the home. It took emergency responders about two hours to clear the scene.

Also found was a rifle, which was temporarily confiscated by officials while they perform a background check.

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