Increased patrols following ‘unrealistic’ bomb threat targeting Nassau County schools: Police

NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. – Police have increased patrols at Nassau County schools after a man threatened to bomb them Monday morning, but authorities deem the claim to be "unrealistic."

The Nassau County police department says they received a notification Sunday evening from a man who said he heard a stranger say he "put bombs in every school in Nassau and set them to go off tomorrow."

The information is considered "unconfirmed and unrealistic," according to cops, but police are advising schools to be alert to suspicious packages and people.

Immediate threats should be called to 911 and tips can be called to Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.  Suspicious social media activity can also be reported through Text-A-Tip via the Nassau County Crime Stoppers app available free for smartphones and tablets.