Mineola - (WALK) Maybe he didn't mean it, but police in Nassau County weren't taking chances.
A Levittown man will be arraigned today after threatening to blow up a county building unless more money was released from his Social Security Check, according to police.
Michael Barber, 62, telephoned the Nassau County Department of Social Services Tuesday at about 9:30 a.m. to demand money. When told there was no additional payment for him, Barber allegedly threatened to "blow up the building," said police.
Barber called again shortly after 11:00 a.m., and spoke with a case manager. This time he was more specific; threatening to blow up the building using C4 explosives, said police.
Police paid a call to Barber's home and placed him under arrest at about 2:30 p.m. He is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Hempstead on charges of making a terroristic threat and of aggravated harassment. Barber is on disability-relief, and has emotional issues, according to a family member. Police found no evidence of explosives at Barber's home.
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