THE BRONX — Police raided a Bronx apartment after its occupant walked into a police precinct carrying a vile containing potentially lethal cyanide, the NYPD said.
The man told officers the box the poison came in was still in his Pelham Parkway home.
Investigators from the NYPD and FBI recovered an unknown substance from 22-year-old Jonathan Norling's Cruger Avenue apartment, near Pelham Parkway South, about 11 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.
The FBI was still testing the container to see if it contained harmful toxins like the cyanide Norling brought to the 49th Precinct stationhouse Friday, a police spokesman said.
Norling was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of noxious matter, the spokesman said.
He was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue hospital Wednesday when he revealed he still had the box, the police spokesman said.
His baby girl and her mother were evacuated from the apartment, police said.
They were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital as a precautionary measure and released, an NYPD spokesman said.
Police said their home was safe and allowed them to return, a spokesman said.