Valley Stream man arrested for creating fake bomb


Stephen Figurasmith, 32, of Valley Stream, was arrested on June 14 for placing a fake bomb outside of the Nassau County Legislature.

According to Nassau County police, about 120 bottles of an unknown liquid were placed near the front entrance to the Legislature on June 14 at around 1:30 p.m. as part of a protest. Another 125 bottles of the substance were located in a car parked nearby. Police did not say what the protest was for, but said that samples of the liquid were taken into a lab for testing and were determined to be non-hazardous.

Figurasmith and Suzanne Myron, 51, of Woodbury, were then placed under arrest for the incident. They were charged with placing a false bomb in the first-degree and are scheduled to be arraigned on June 15 at the First District Court in Hempstead.