Police: Large quantity of ammonia nitrate found at Buffalo home during parole check


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Tuesday morning, Buffalo police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to a house on the first block of Lakeview Ave. on the city’s lower west side.

There, Buffalo police say a large quantity of ammonia nitrate was found during a parole check-in. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, it is a material used to make fertilizers and explosives.

When it was discovered, the Bomb Squad was brought to the scene.

Since then, the scene has been cleared.

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