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Owner of Explosive Van Indicted by DA Hynes

da hynes1.jpgBrooklyn – Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the indictment of Yung Tang, 38, on six counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, and two counts each of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree.  He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of the top count.

The indictment charges that Tang had six incendiary devices in a parked van which was found on 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue under the Gowanus Expressway – reported HERE on YWN. Investigators believe that the van, which belongs to Tang, was parked there since January.  In addition to the bombs found in the van, there was a big plastic tub found in the back of the van which contained containers of sulfuric acid.  Evidence that was recovered included receipts for batteries in the engine and the back of the van that were attached to the bombs.  In addition, one of Tang’s fingerprints was found on one of the bombs.

In May, YWN had reported HERE that Tang was indicted for using a homemade bomb in an attempt to kill a tenant (Israel Halberstam) that he wanted evicted from a commercial building.  He faces up to 50 years in prison on that case.

Tang is currently being held on federal charges in Rhode Island.

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

The NYPD’s Arson & Explosion Squad and Bomb Squad investigated the case.  The case is being prosecuted by Joseph DiBenedetto, Deputy Bureau Chief in the Rackets Division; Gavin Miles, Bureau Chief in the Rackets Division; and Joseph Petrosino, Deputy District Attorney in the Rackets Division.  Michael Vecchione in Chief of the Rackets Division.

3 Responses

  1. the car thief drove the van to the corner of 37st and 3rd ave, becouse he did not want any body to get hurt, and of course he will not be getting charged for the break in!!! source:ny daily news!!!

  2. A thief attempts to steal a van, finds explosives, becomes a responsible citizen, reports it to the police… gets a thanks, no charges for attempted theft… And then we find out that the explosives were intented for a
    yid(?) Are we paying attention?

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