A man has been accused of threatening to kill his mother and trying to blow up his Albertson home amid a nearly 10-hour standoff with Nassau County police Monday.
Police said Jeffrey Anlyan accosted his 73-year-old mother while she walked her dog, pushed her back to her Netz Place home and broke into her house shortly before 8 a.m.
Anlyan allegedly stole a dagger, folding knife and motor scooter keys before fleeing on the scooter to his Hilltop Place home, which is owned by his mother, police said.
Officers responded to Anlyan’s house, where they found him armed with a knife and threatening to kill himself, police said. The officers the set up a perimeter and called for backup.
At 9:30 a.m., Anlyan lit an open natural gas line inside the home, causing an explosion that damaged the structure.
Hostage negotiators, Emergency Services Unit and Bureau of Special Operations officers responded as Anlyan continued to threaten police, authorities said.
After 6 p.m., Anlyan exited a room and threatened officers with what appeared to be a gun wrapped in a shirt, police said.
That’s when police stunned him with a Mid Range Impact Weapon that fired a non-life threatening projectile, striking him in the abdomen.
Anlyan was arrested and taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment of injuries suffered in the explosion. He is listed in stable condition.
Anlyan had an open warrant for probation violation and had violated an order of protection when he allegedly threatened his mother, police said.
He was charged with criminal mischief, arson, burglary, robbery, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal contempt, menacing and violation of probation.
He will be arraigned at the hospital at a later date.