Man Arrested For Threatening Lives Of Huntington Town Hall Employees
February 5, 2013
Robert Murphy, 55, allegedly stated he would “come back, kill some people, and then kill myself.”
(Long Island, NY) A Huntington resident was arrested after he allegedly threatened to murder Huntington Town Hall employees after a dispute over a parking ticket, according to Suffolk County police.
55 year-old Robert Murphy had gone to Huntington Town Hall on Main Street on Wednesday of last week to attempt to have a parking ticket for a handicapped parking violation he had received dismissed, according to authorities.
Unsuccessful, he stormed out of the building in a reportedly irate manner, yelling death threats at a woman on the way, according to police.
“I’ll come back, kill some people, and then kill myself,” Murphy is reported to have said in a statement that Second Squad Det. Sgt. John O’Sullivan gave to Newsday in a published report.
Police detectives arrested Murphy at his Hazard Avenue residence in Huntington Station at approximately 9:35 a.m. Saturday and recovered a .45 caliber rifle from his home. According to officials, Murphy was taken from the scene to Stony Brook University Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
After later being released from the hospital, Murphy was taken to the Suffolk County Police Second Precinct for processing.
Murphy was arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip on the felony charge of making a terroristic threat and ordered to be held on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.