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NJ Man Angry Over Lost Power Threatens to Bomb Substation: Police

Hundreds of thousands lost power when a nor'easter with vicious winds tore through the tri-state area last week



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    A New Jersey man whose home has been without power since last week's nor'easter threatened to kidnap a utility company employee and blow up a substation, authorities say.

    Vernon police said 63-year-old Robert Winter was charged with making terroristic threats.

    Authorities say Winter called Jersey Central Power & Light on Monday and quickly became agitated while speaking with a utility staffer. They say he threatened to kidnap an employee and then indicated that he knew how to make bombs and would blow up a substation so no one could have power.

    A JCP&L security investigator soon contacted police and provided them with a recorded copy of the phone call.

    Winter was arrested a short time later at his home. It wasn't known Tuesday if he's retained an attorney.

    A second nor'easter is expected to batter the tri-state again this week, starting late Tuesday through Wednesday. Though the winds aren't expected to be as bad, many areas could see much more snow.