A former Home Depot handyman from Long Island was convicted Monday of trying to extort $2 million from the company in a plot that involved pipe bombs.
When some people need home improvement supplies, even the threat of violence can’t keep them away.
A Home Depot in Nassau County was evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious device was found days after a pipe bomb was discovered in another of the retail giant’s stores in Suffolk County.
The bomb was believed to be part of a larger plot against the store — with possible theories including an extortion attempt, or a full scale attack timed for the holidays, possibly on Black Friday.
There was a developing situation on Long Island on Tuesday night as a neighborhood was evacuated after possible explosives were discovered in a family home. The bomb squad and FBI were on the scene as of 11 p.m.
The Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a man for allegedly selling eight makeshift explosives in a Bronx parking lot, FBI officials said.
The bomb squad was called in to detonate the device.