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Long Island Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up Jewish Day Camp, Arsenal of Weapons Found

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Police say an Inwood, Long Island man has been arrested and accused of making a terroristic threat toward a Yeshiva children’s camp.

According to detectives, police were responding for a complaint regarding a violation of social distancing at Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island children’s camp.

Police say the call was made by Nicola Pelle, 58 of Inwood. While police were en route to the call, they say Pelle called again and threatened to get a gun and shoot the individuals at the location if the police didn’t get there.

During the investigation, the defendant identified himself as the caller and he was placed under arrest without incident.

Following the arrest, police say Pelle was found to possess a valid Nassau County pistol permit, five handguns, and rifles and shotguns which included two assault weapons. All weapons were seized as evidence.

Pelle was arraigned on charges including making a terroristic threat, four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm. Bail was set at $10,000 bond, $5,000 cash.