Robert Murphy
Robert Murphy

A Huntington man was arrested for reportedly yelling death threats at a Huntington Town Hall employee over payment of a parking ticket, Suffolk County police said.

Robert Murphy “left the building in an irate manner” Wednesday after yelling at a woman and making the threats at town hall on Main Street in Huntington, police said.

Murphy is accused of saying he’ll “come back, kill some people, and then kill myself,” Second Squad Det. Sgt. John O’Sullivan told Newsday.

Detectives arrested the 55-year-old man Saturday, removed a .45-caliber rifle from his Huntington Station home and took him to Stony Brook University Hospital for evaluation.

After his release, Murphy was charged with making a terroristic threat.  He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of 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.