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Apr 29, 2017 3:16 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Southampton Town Police Do Not Believe Explosive Was Meant To Injure Anyone

Police have closed off Long Beach Road due to a suspicious object.  KYRIL BROMLEY
Jul 19, 2017 12:01 PM

UPDATE: 9:40 p.m.

Police said they do not believe the explosive was put in placed to injure anyone. The explosive was found in a borehole, police said, and it could have come that way when the rocks for the jetties were delivered.

Lt. Ralph reiterated that the explosive would have required a trigger to detonate, which was not present.

UPDATE: 6:40 p.m.

Police said the initial call came in at 1:13 p.m. after a person called to report they saw a package labeled "Explosives.”

UPDATE: 6:05 p.m.

Southampton Town Police have confirmed that Long Beach Road has reopened.

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.

The substance found, Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph said, is commonly used to quarry rocks, and was found in a borehole in one of the jetty rocks.

Lt. Ralph said the substance is stable, and needs a trigger to explode. Suffolk County Emergency Services are disposing of the material on the beach, to avoid driving it through any neighborhoods.

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m.

Suffolk County Emergency Services arrived on the scene with a sergeant and two bomb technicians at 4:40 p.m., according to Southampton Town Police.


A suspicious canister left on the beach along Long Beach Road in Noyac, forced law enforcement officials to close down the road that runs between Noyac and North Haven on Saturday afternoon.

According to Southampton Town Police, a person walking on the beach reported a small package about the size of a fist, with with what appeared to be explosive putty on it.

Town police have closed Long Beach Road as a precaution, and have called Suffolk County Emergency Services to come and take care of the package.

More details to come.

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And boom goes the dynamite.
By Mouthampton (439), Southampton on Apr 29, 17 6:06 PM
These updates keep getting better. I wonder if the local cops are in on the joke sometimes and write ironically funny press releases like this just to show how safe it is out here.
By Brandon Quinn (191), Hampton Bays on Apr 29, 17 10:35 PM
Safe? How do you "spin" the CB's gang slaying, sexual assault in the Village and armed home invasion? What about the guy from HB that held up an elderly couple in the Riverhead shopping center at knife point as they sat in their car. I would not call it "safe" out here. We are not that far from Brentwood.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Apr 30, 17 6:14 AM
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The same type of explosives were found in rocks on L Beach back in 2013. I wonder why the SHTPD didn't search the entire area back then? Probably too much work for them or maybe they're just clueless
By G (342), Southampton on Apr 30, 17 8:56 AM
Oh it's nothing, just explosives on the beach. "And now, to Kathy with the traffic report....watcha got for us Kath"?
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on May 1, 17 6:25 AM
Uhhhh, that's like 4 incidents, two of which involved the same obviously deranged young man, resulting in one death, over the course of what, acouple of years? Brentwood?! lol Brentwood???!!! Lol
Stop lumping HB and Quogue and speonk and all the beautiful parts of SH town west of the canal, with the poverty in Riverhead. It isn't the same level, and Riverhead isn't close to some up island town crime rates.
And this truly is nothing. Nobody planted this, there was no plot. We live in one ...more
By Brandon Quinn (191), Hampton Bays on May 1, 17 4:53 PM
I am sure there were people just like you in Brentwood 3 years ago that had their heads ....in the sand...gang members are like roaches - if you see one, there are many more in the walls.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on May 2, 17 1:09 PM