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NCPD: Levittown Man Arrested in Hempstead for Terrorist Threats

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Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Levittown man on October 29, 2013 for an incident that occurred at 9:00 am in Hempstead.

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Hempstead, NY - October 30th, 2013 - Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Levittown man on October 29, 2013 for an incident that occurred at 9:00 am in Hempstead.

According to detectives, at 9:00 am on 10/29/2013, the Nassau County Department of Human Services received a phone call from Michael Barber, 62, of 22 Piper Lane. During the call, Barber, while speaking to a finance manager, demanded that more money be released from his Social Security check. After being told no check was due to him, Barber stated that he was going to “Blow up the building”.

At 11:10 am, Barber again called Human Services and spoke with a case manager. Barber again repeated his threats to “Blow up the building with C4 explosives” and suggested to the case manager that he leave the building.

At 2:30 pm, Barber was located at his home by Second Precinct officers and was placed into custody without incident.

The defendant is charged with two (2) counts of Making a Terroristic Threat and two (2) counts of Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 10/30/2013.