Grenade Launcher Found at Home of Bronx Bomb Maker

BY Dan Gesslein

NEW YORK– Assault rifles and a grenade launcher were among the arsenal of weapons and bomb making materials law enforcement officers seized outside Co-op City. 

New details about the Bronx bomb making home were released after cops arrested 38-year-old Richard Laugel. 

The NYPD released new images of the weapons seized at 2205 Palmer Avenue when the NYPD and Homeland Security raided the home on Wednesday. 

In addition to handguns and assault rifles, law enforcement officers also seized a grenade launcher attached to an assault rifle. 

Cops also found 30 grams of cocaine stuffed inside a teddy bear. 

Laugel already had a reputation as a bomb maker.

The former Marine and Iraq war vet was on bail for the 2016 attempted bombing of a drug rival. Prosecutors said he placed a pipe bomb in the undercarriage of a rival dealer’s car in Pelham Bay.

On Wednesday, cops and members of Homeland Security raided the house acting on a tip that drugs were being manufactured at the location. Instead officers found bomb making materials and weapons. 

Laugel was not home at the time and cops launched a city-wide manhunt. He was arrested the next day.

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