NJ Man Angry Over Lost Power Threatens to Bomb Substation: Police

A New Jersey man whose home has been without power since last week's nor'easter threatened to kidnap a utility company employee and blow up a substation, authorities say.

Vernon police said 63-year-old Robert Winter was charged with making terroristic threats.

Authorities say Winter called Jersey Central Power & Light on Monday and quickly became agitated while speaking with a utility staffer. They say he threatened to kidnap an employee and then indicated that he knew how to make bombs and would blow up a substation so no one could have power.

A JCP&L security investigator soon contacted police and provided them with a recorded copy of the phone call.

Winter was arrested a short time later at his home. It wasn't known Tuesday if he's retained an attorney.

A [a href="https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/stories/Noreaster-Tri-State-Weather-Rain-Snow-NYC-New-York-Connecticut-New-Jersey-What-to-Expect-475796643.html" target="_blank" style="">second nor'easter is expected to batter the tri-state again this week[/a], starting late Tuesday through Wednesday. Though the winds aren't expected to be as bad, many areas could see much more snow.