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Man Is Charged in Bomb Plot at Long Island Home Depot

A Long Island man planted a pipe bomb inside a Home Depot store as part of a $2 million extortion plot, threatening to detonate similar devices in three stores on a major shopping day if he was not paid off, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The man laid out his demands — and the consequences of not meeting them — in two ransom letters and anonymous phone calls to representatives of Home Depot last month, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

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