CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island man has been sentenced for a bomb plot to extort money from Home Depot.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, it was a major scare at the Huntington Home Depot back in 2012 after a pipe bomb was planted in the store by then-employee Daniel Sheehan, authorities said.

Police said Sheehan wrote a letter saying three bombs would go off at three different stores if $2 million was not paid.

No one was injured and after his arrest, Sheehan was offered a plea deal where he would have spent 12 years in prison.

He decided to go to trial, where a jury convicted him on multiple charges in 2013.

Sheehan’s defense argued the device at the Huntington store wasn’t actually a bomb because no trigger was attached.

The judge sentenced the 52-year-old to 30 years in prison on Friday.

“This is a frightening type of crime” that also was costly for the store, U.S. District Judge Denis Hurley said at Sheehan’s sentencing. Prosecutors said the company spent $1.5 million for additional security guards and other safety measures.

Prosecutors said Sheehan was a disgruntled employee who was upset when his hours were cut.

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