A North Babylon teenager has been accused of threatening to blow up a federal government building over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

A West Babylon resident reported receiving a call Saturday night from the suspect who said that a bomb was in the victim’s home and that a U.S. government building was the target of a bombing, police said.

Emergency Service Section investigators responded, searched the home and found no explosive devices.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and First Squad detectives tracked the caller down and arrested him Monday.

The teen was charged with falsely reporting an incident. His name was not released because he is being charged as a juvenile.

He was released to the custody of his parents and is scheduled to appear in Family Court at a later date.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.