Arsenal and ‘Terror Encyclopedia’ found in couple’s Greenwich Village apartment

Posted at 7:48 PM, Dec 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-31 23:20:20-05

Where did it all go wrong for Morgan Gliedman?

It’s the question many are asking 48 hours after the daughter of a prominent New York doctor was arrested for possessing explosives and multiple firearms in her home.

The 27-year-old, who was pregnant at the time of her arrest, went into labor while in custody — reportedly giving birth to a baby girl named Melanie.  She has been hospitalized since and has yet to make a court appearance.


27-year-old Morgan Gliedman gave birth while under arrest after officers found multiple, illegal firearms and a terrorist’s cookbook in her Greenwich Village apartment

Saturday morning NYPD detectives executed a search warrant at her building on West 9th street — just blocks from Washington Square Park.  Inside, detectives found Gliedman with her boyfriend and alleged partner in crime, Aaron Greene.  In their unit, police also found a sawed-off shotgun and rounds — but it was the Bomb Squad’s discovery of HMTD — a highly explosive substance — that forced surrounding buildings to be evacuated and Gliedman to be viewed as a potential homegrown terrorist.

HMTD is the same substance that the terrorist convicted of planning to bomb LAX during the millennium had on him when he was arrested trying to enter the U.S.

The criminal complaint also states that in addition to the HMTD, detectives also found a collection of pages from “the terrorist encyclopedia” in the living room.

Gliedman reportedly grew up on the Upper East Side living on Park Avenue and attending Dalton.  Her father is a respected physician and her mother a high-brow realtor.  Her boyfriend is a 31-year-old graduate from Harvard’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government.

PIX11 spoke with Green’s attorney Lisa Pelosi, who said she is getting up to speed on the case and does not have any comment. Green was remanded yesterday without bail is expected back in court on Friday.  As for Gliedman? Still no details as to when she will be arraigned.