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Update: Letter Warning of Bomb Shuts Home Depot

Police and other emergency responders on the scene.

Suffolk County police shut down Home Depot Monday after a letter warning of a bomb was received. Emergency services police were on the scene Monday night removing a device from the store.

It was not known immediately whether the device is a threat.

Police received a 911 call at 4:11 p.m. about the threatening letter. Management at the store made the decision to evacuate at approximately 4:30 p.m., police said. There were approximately 50 people in the store, including employees and customers. No other stores and no homes were evacuated.

Suffolk County police officers were standing watch outside the Home Depot Monday evening while firetrucks from the Huntington Manor Fire Department and ambulances from the Huntington Community First Aid Squad were on standby  around the lot near the Marshall's store and elsewhere.

Vehicles blocked access to the front of the store, which was surrounded by yellow police tape.

Patch has no further details on the incident.

Nikki October 17, 2012 at 03:58 AM
I understand shady things go on that we dont know about. But do u think its fair to me and my co workers to have our lives taken for no reason. Iam 26 my life hasent even started and some crazy bomber almost succeeded. On takeing it away from me
Muto October 17, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Cops had a hard time finding the bomb because as usual, there were no workers around to help them find what they were looking for.
Nikki October 18, 2012 at 06:18 AM
Real cute muto asshole
michelle October 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Nikki, I am glad you and your coworkers are ok and I am sorry that this happened to you. Hopefully they find who did this and toss them in jail.
craig October 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM
ranger please stop whining, get over it . you probably slipped on a un tied shoelace

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