Manhole Explosions Set Cars On Fire In Manhattan’s SoHo District

Originally published: December 29, 2012
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Earlier in the day three buildings in Greenwich Village were evacuated after a police arrest squad found something that looked like explosive powder in an apartment

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NEW YORK (MorichesDaily) – Several cars were ablaze on Prince Street in Manhattan’s SoHo District Saturday afternoon, after a series of explosions in manholes below.

SoHo is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, notable for being the location of many artists’ lofts and art galleries.

According to WABC News the explosions happened just after 2 p.m. near 92 Prince St., at the intersection with Mercer Street. The Nespresso boutique is located at the address.

The cars that caught fire might have been positioned over the manholes, according to fire officials.

Reports that buildings were evacuated, and that carbon monoxide levels were elevated, were not immediately confirmed.

Earlier in the day three buildings in nearby Greenwich Village were evacuated after a police arrest squad found something that looked like explosive powder in an apartment.

A police spokesman says the department’s warrant squad went to the home to look for a woman Saturday morning and spotted the white substance in an ashtray. It was removed to a police firing range for analysis.

Police say investigators also found a shotgun and two magazine clips for handguns.

Two people are in custody, including the woman and a male companion.

The buildings were evacuated as a precaution and police have not made any immediate connection between the two incidents.

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