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Trial begins in Long Island Home Depot pipe bomb
CENTRAL ISLIP (WABC) -- Jury selection is under way Monday for the man charged with planting a pipe bomb in a Home Depot on Long Island.
Daniel Sheehan is accused of planting the bomb as part of a $2 million extortion plot.
Federal prosecutors say he also threatened to explode bombs in three other Home Depots on the island if he did not receive the money.
The 50-year-old is charged in federal court in Central Islip with both extortion and use of a destructive device in the commission of extortion.
His defense attorney denies the device left in the Huntington store was dangerous.
Sheehan worked at a Home Depot in Deer Park.
If convicted, he faces 30 years in prison.
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