Manhattan woman facing weapons charges goes into labor before arraignment

Posted at 2:32 PM, Dec 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-31 18:14:34-05

A pregnant Greenwich Village woman facing  felony weapons charges missed her arraignment Monday morning – because she went into labor.

Morgan Gliedman, 27, and her boyfriend Aaron Green, 31, were arrested Saturday after police found a sawed off shot gun, ammunition, and bomb making materials in their apartment. Monday’s arraignment has been postponed.

Greenwich Village weapons arrest

Police outside the couple’s West Ninth Street apartment on Saturday.

Police arrived at the couple’s West Ninth Street apartment to arrest Gliedman on four counts of felony grand larceny for credit card theft, when they noticed a container full of a white powdery substance, authorities said.

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Residents were evacuated, and investigators determined the substance to be Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD). Officials say they also uncovered several pages of “The Terrorists Encyclopedia.”

HMTD was used by the “millennium bomber” in 1999, who planned to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on New Year’s Eve, and in the failed bombing of transatlantic flights in 2005.

More later on and on the PIX11 News at 5.