Lindenhurst Weapons Bust

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Police: Threat To School Leads Officers To Arsenal Of Guns In Suffolk County

April 15, 2018 - 3:25 pm

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- A threatening message directed at a school led investigators to an arsenal of dangerous weapons at the home of a former student on Long Island, Suffolk County police said Sunday.

Suffolk police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron said Robert Csak, 32, left a phone message at the Summit School for emotionally disturbed students in Rockland County.

“He made a threat against an individual employee at the school that he believes slighted him when he attended the school back in 2002, which is 16 years ago,” Cameron said.

Clarkstown police said a patrol officer interviewed the 45-year-old school staffer at the Upper Nyack school, who said he received six threatening messages. Police said the messages were accidentally erased, but the staffer said he was worried about the safety of the students and staff.

Clarkstown police contacted Suffolk County police, who in turn went to Csak’s Lindenhurst home for a well-being check, police said.

A search of Csak’s which turned up 19 long guns – including illegal assault weapons, police said. A total of 525 ammunition clips were also recovered, along with a silencer and a bump stock, police said.

Csak was arrested Saturday night.

“We’ll really never know what we averted,” said Suffolk County police Chief of Detectives Gerard Gigante.