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'IED' Found at Home Depot

Police 'render safe' package after call about threatening letter.

Police disposed of what it called an "improvised explosive device" found at the Home Depot store in Huntington, Suffolk County police said early Wednesday morning.

Details about what happened Monday are thin but police said they received a 911 call Monday at 4:11 p.m. about a letter warning of a bomb. Store management decided to close the store about 4:30 p.m., evacuating about 50 customers and employees.

Police found a suspicious package and "rendered it safe," the department said.

Monday night, Suffolk County police officers could be seen  standing watch outside the Home Depot. 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.

No other stores or nearby homes were evacuated.  The Suffolk County Police Department’s Emergency Services Section responded.

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The department said, "Members of the Suffolk County Police Department's Communications Section, Patrol Division, Special Patrol Bureau and Detective Division are very aware of the incident that occurred at the Home Depot in Huntington. They stand ready to respond to any call of a suspicious package in an expeditious manner. The Suffolk County Police Department is also working closely with the security personnel of Home Depot to help insure public safety."

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DEM October 18, 2012 at 12:53 AM
totally agree with you.... I feel awful for the employees and the reason a return can be difficult is because corporation's get swindled out of money all the time by people making returns on stuff they didn't even buy there. They are protecting themselves from people who steal and then return for cash which happens more than people think. This doesnt hurt the corporation but the people who work there get lower wages and when you think you are stealing from "the big guy" you are really hurting the people who work hard to make everything go smoothly. I never had a bad experience at home depot and the employees there are lovely. It makes me sad to read all these peoples responses to something so horrible. Sympathies with the devil you people are so rude! As for who did this, Not a disgruntled employee at all.
Larry October 18, 2012 at 02:24 AM
I believe the IED's are in aisle 7 just past plumbing...
Nikki October 18, 2012 at 06:10 AM
I work. Here iam outraged my coworkers and i could have been killed god forbid or burnt an have to live with that for the rest of our live i hope they find this person and strap a bomb to him or her just like this person did not carw what happend to us
Nikki October 18, 2012 at 06:15 AM
What morons. What if one of ur children worked here how would u feel put yourself in those shoes for a minute or what about that we hold these kids workshops at are store where little kids build projects god forbid we had one of those going on god was watching. Over us we were certainly touched by an angel this week
Ranger Sewer October 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM
C.M.G-R Yes HOME DEPOT has a MAJOR PROBLEM with their shelving system and products on them. Stuff FALLS OFF their shelves all the time. I know, and I know how they cover it up and to what extent they will go to Cover their A**. HOME DEPOT IS A DEATH TRAP. Now add how 'UPPER MANAGEMENT" Treats the Employees and how HOME DEPOT COVERS UP what goes on there. Home Depot by deisgn created a toxic work environment for the Employees. They do not care about their Employees or people shopping there, They just care about their Numbers at the end of the day that they scream out how much they made there everyday over their PA System. Their PENNY PINCHING is showing in their very undersized shelving system. STAY OUT OF THAT PLACE. Everyday is HOLLOWEEN there, ENTER IF YOU DARE.

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