NYPD Finds Weapon Usually Found in War Zones in Bushwick Home

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An NYPD raid on a Bushwick home turned up an unexpected, and frankly terrifying, surprise: a rocket-launcher. One suspect was arrested after the search, where police also apparently found drug-related paraphenalia and brass knuckles. Officials say the rocket-launcher, which ABC News reports is a type of lightweight anti-tank missile that first appeared in the 1960s, was old and had already been fired, and so definitely couldn’t be reloaded and used again. That’s reassuring, but it still doesn’t answer the question of what was a previously fired rocket-launcher doing in Brooklyn?