After an alleged bomb was found in a Huntington Home Depot this week, authorities are stepping up security in other Home Depot locations.
According to Suffolk County Police, a 911 call was received at 4:11 p.m. on Monday regarding a letter warning of a suspicious package at a Home Depot store located at 839 New York Avenue, in Huntington Station.
Management at the store made the decision to evacuate approximately 50 people, including employees and customers, at approximately 4:30 p.m. No other stores or nearby homes were evacuated, police said.
According to Suffolk County Police Deputy Inspector Kevin Fallon, security at other Home Depot stores, including the Riverhead location, will be enhanced after the recent incident.
On Wednesday, a Home Depot in Elmont in Nassau County was also evacuated after a call from the store was received by Nassau County Police that "suspicious items in a box," had been found, police said.
The items in the box "were not consistent with explosive devices but the investigation is continuing and we are coordinating with Suffolk County and New York City police," Nassau County Police Officer DeLuca said.
Managers of Home Depot in East Meadow said that they are aware of the Huntington incident but would not comment on the matter.
"We are fully cooperating with authorites," Stephen Holmes, spokesman for Home Depot, said. "We are making sure that we are doing all we can to keep our customers safe."