A hoax device set up to look like a bomb was discovered inside a Brooklyn Home Depot early Friday, authorities said. An employee called police after spotting the device in the hardware section of the store around 7:40 a.m., authorities said. By around
Author: Amanda Woods
Published: 2021-01-22 12:00 pm
Cops take hoax device meant to look like a bomb from Home Depot
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A hoax device set up to look like a bomb was discovered inside a Brooklyn Home Depot early Friday, authorities said.

An employee called police after spotting the device in the hardware section of the store around 7:40 a.m., authorities said.

By around 10:30 a.m., the NYPD confirmed that it was a hoax meant to look like an explosive. It was taken to the lab for testing, cops said.

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Police removed a suspicious device meant to look like a bomb from a Home Depot in Brooklyn.

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Police removed a suspicious device meant to look like a bomb from a Home Depot in Brooklyn.

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Police removed a suspicious device meant to look like a bomb from a Home Depot in Brooklyn.

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The incident comes weeks after a hoax bomb was discovered inside a Tesla abandoned on a ramp to the Queens Place Mall parking garage.

Louis Shenker, 22, surrendered to police for allegedly placing the device.

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