Police: Central Islip man made bomb threat against LIPA

CENTRAL ISLIP - A Central Islip man has been charged with phoning in a bomb threat against the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) overnight, police say.

According to investigators, Rajiv Pandey, 33, called News 12 Long Island last night and threatened to place a bomb at a LIPA facility.

Police searched more than 30 locations, but did not find a bomb. They say the call was made from Pandey's cell phone.

Officials say Pandey was frustrated because his power was out. Tens of thousands have been without electricity on Long Island since Tropical Storm Irene hit.

The suspect was charged with falsely reporting an incident.

Associated Press reports contributed to this article.LIPA: Irene damage more severe than initial estimatesHicksville man accused of threatening LIPA over power problems

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