Michael Barber
Michael Barber

A Levittown man was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the Nassau County Department of Human Services during an argument over the phone about money, police said.

Michael Barber was charged Tuesday with making a terroristic threat and aggravated harassment.

Police said the 62-year-old suspect told a finance manager he was going to “blow up the building” after the manager told Barber he wasn’t due any money when Barber demanded more funds from his Social Security check at 9 a.m.

Two hours later, Barber allegedly called back, told a case manager he would “blow up the building with C4 explosives” and suggested to the case manager that he leave the building, according to police.

Barber was taken into custody at his home later the same day. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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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.