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More Details Emerge in Mepham Shooting Threat

Peter J. Anderson (Credit: NCPD)
Peter J. Anderson (Credit: NCPD)
Peter J. Anderson, the Bellmore man who allegedly threatened to "shoot everyone at Mepham High School", was held in jail on $30,000 bond after his arraignment Saturday.

According to police, on Dec. 22, Anderson, 28, who's also known as Piotr Abdel-Fattah, allegedly told two women at Roosevelt Field Mall that he hated Mepham and wanted to shoot everyone.

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On Jan. 3, Mepham Principal Michael Harrington became aware of these comments, and he notified police. After an investigation, First Precinct officers were led to Anderson's home on Dewey Avenue in Bellmore where he was arrested without incident.

From Newsday (PAID LINK)

Court papers indicate he was heard saying: "I hate Mepham, and wish everyone would burn in hell," and, "That school tries to make its students homosexuals and defy God." The documents said he "continued to rant on and on and as the two female victims started to walk away from him," he said: "I would shoot the -- out of everyone in that school."

Anderson was charged with making a terroristic threat.

This is a developing news story. Patch will provide more information as it's made available.

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This story was originally published at 5 a.m. on Jan. 7
Concerned citizen January 12, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Mr. Ganci, Please update on this story. Apparently he was supposed to see a judge last Tuesday. Haven't heard anything since. I assume many concerned citizens like myself would like to know if this fanatic religious extremist will be roaming our neighborhoods and either threatening young girls again or potentially acting on his violent threats. I sure don't want him living in my neighborhood. Thank you.

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