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Man Threatened to Blow Up Nassau County Office: Police



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    Police in Nassau County have arrested a man who allegedly threatened to blow up a county office with C4 explosives if he didn't get more Social Security money. 

    The man, 62-year-old Michael Barber, is accused of threatening to bomb the building while talking on the phone with an employee at the Nassau County Department of Human Services Tuesday, police say. Barber demanded more money from his Social Security check and made the threat after the employee told him he wasn't due any money. 

    A few hours later, he allegedly called the office again and made the same threat to a different employee. He even suggested that that employee leave the building. 

    Police took Barber Tuesday afternoon on two charges each of making a terroristic threat and aggravated harassment. It isn't known whether he has an attorney.