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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.

Ranger Sewer October 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Home Depot is a death trap. I know because I got hurt in one and the living hell they and their Private Investigators and their Lawyers put me thru, I would stay far away from a Accident waiting to happen like every Home Depot.
Robert W October 16, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Bomb threat it is
George October 16, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Guess that person had a bad experience at the home dopeo. I mean wtf man why would you bomb? a home dopeo ? (smh). Effin people are just so stupid. I'm tellin ya to many looney bins running around out there. That is what is scary here
AS Huntington October 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Which Home Depot? Big H or Commack?
E October 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Obviously big H if Huntington manor fire dept was there.
Gail October 16, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Yeah obviously Big H but why isn't the article stating it?? The writing & editing of these articles leaves a lot to be desired!!
Noahsmomma October 16, 2012 at 06:33 PM
It was the Home Depot in Huntington~They have fired a bunch of employees at that location. And currently are being sued by some of the managers an a employee for harassment.
Pam Robinson (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Gail, we mapped the location and we don't cover Commack on this site.
Ranger Sewer October 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Don't worry, Home Depot will send out their GOON Squad to their families home to try to intimidate you and your family like they TRIED to do to me when I got HURT at a Home Depot.
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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