Ex-employee arrested for threatening to blow up LI pet store: police

Maya Rajamani
June 02, 2020 - 12:34 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A former employee was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened to blow up a pet store he previously worked at on Long Island, police said. 

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A current employee at a PetSmart on Jericho Turnpike in Commack got an anonymous call from a man threatening to bomb the business around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Suffolk County police said. 

Detectives traced the phone number back to Peri Henschel, 33, a Setauket man who used to work for the store, according to police. 

Henschel was arrested Monday evening and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and making a terroristic threat, police said. 

He was expected to appear in court on Tuesday. His attorney information wasn’t immediately available.

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