Angry Mother Threatened to ‘Blow Up’ DCF Building: Cops


State police arrested a mother accused of threatening to "blow up" the state Department of Children and Families building in New Haven.

Nadine Diaz, 27, of New Haven, is facing charges of first-degree threatening and breach of peace.

State police responded to the DCF facility at 1 Longwharf Drive in New Haven on Saturday around 11:30 a.m. after receiving a report that the employees there had been threatened.

Troopers learned an angry parent threatened "to blow the building up" over unhappiness with a decision made and that she had left the building, state police said.

Investigators found Diaz at home with her young children in New Haven. State police took her into custody and arrested her.

DCF took the children into custody to keep them safe, according to state police.

Diaz has been released on a $7,500 bond and is due in New Haven Superior Court on Sept. 25. It's not clear if she has an attorney or whether her children will remain in DCF custody.

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