New York

Scavengers have close encounters with bombs in NYC, NJ

Authorities say two sets of lucky scavengers played roles in the investigation of the bombing spree that terrorized people in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.

On Sunday, two homeless men grabbed a backpack left in the trash near an Elizabeth, New Jersey, train station, only to discover it contained apparent pipe bombs. They reported the find to police.

A day earlier, two men walking down a New York City street made off with what looked like an abandoned wheeled backpack. Police say before the men walked away with the bag they removed a pressure cooker and left it behind. The pressure cooker later was found by state police troopers after a similar device exploded nearby.

An Afghan immigrant wanted in connection with the bombings has been captured.