Police arrested a man who appeared to be fiddling with a bomb Monday afternoon at the New Rochelle Metro North station.
Responding to calls of “a male attempting to detonate a backpack” he was wearing, cops rushed to the station and found the suspect sitting on an outside bench and wearing a nylon pouch with wires protruding and several cigarette lighters attached.
As officers approached, we’re told the man stood up extended his right arm and began flipping a small flashlight on and off. He was quickly subdued and arrested.
54 year-old Thomas Skoupa of New Rochelle is charged with Making a Terroristic Threat. The device, pictured above, turned out to be an inoperable radio-walkman wrapped in electric tape and wires.
Lou Young is a veteran journalist who has been honored with multiple awards including 10 Emmys. He retired in 2017 after 43 years in TV News and was recently appointed a Trustee in the Village of Mamaroneck, and has suspended reporting duties.