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Inwood man arrested for allegedly making terroristic threat against Yeshiva Ketana camp


An Inwood man was arrested for allegedly making terroristic threats against the Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island children's camp in Inwood.

Nassau County Police Department officials said they received a call from Nicola Pelle, 58, at 5:20 p.m. on Aug. 17, complaining about a violation of social distancing at Yeshiva Ketana.  While police were in route the camp, Pelle allegedly called police again and threatened to get a gun and shoot people there if police did not arrive.

Pelle identified himself as the caller to the police, and he was then arrested without incident. After, Pelle was found to possess a valid Nassau County pistol permit, five handguns, rifles and shotguns, including two assault weapons. All weapons were seized as evidence.

Pelle was charged with making a terroristic threat, four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.

He is to be arraigned in Mineola on Aug. 18.

His attorney's information was not immediately available.