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.