NY Man: I Called In Threat Because Power Was Out

09/06/2011 11:13 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011

NEW YORK -- A New York man says he phoned in a bomb threat to try to get power turned back on at his grandmother's house.

Nassau County police say Raijiv Pandey called a TV station Friday and threatened to place a bomb at a Long Island Power Authority facility. Investigators searched more than 30 locations but did not find a bomb.

The Central Islip (EYE'-slihp) resident says he was frustrated. He says his grandmother "was dying of heat" and her food had spoiled.

Her power was restored Saturday, six days after Tropical Storm Irene barreled through.