SC man accused of mailing false bombs to Plainview teen he met online

PLAINVIEW, Nassau County (WABC) -- A man from South Carolina is facing charges after police say he sent false bombs to a teenager on Long Island whom he met online.

Twenty-two-year-old James Dickerson is accused of sending the bombs containing chemicals and a pressure cooker filled with thumbtacks to the 19-year-old's Plainview home in November 2017.

Nassau County police worked with the NYPD and federal investigators to arrest Dickerson and extradite him to Long Island.

Dickerson is charged with three counts of placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree and first-degree harassment.

He will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Friday.

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