Lindenhurst Arsenal

Suffolk County Police

Suspect Arraigned In L.I. Gun Bust That Followed School Threat

April 16, 2018 - 2:12 pm

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- A Lindenhurst, Long Island accused of phoning in a threat to a Rockland County school has been arraigned after police allegedly found an arsenal in his home.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, a handcuffed Robert Csak suddenly burst out saying, “I didn’t intend to!” before he was silenced by the judge.

Csak, 32, is accused of having a military-style arsenal of weapons inside his Lindenhurst apartment – worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Authorities said Csak left six threatening messages with a 45-year-old school security guard at the Summit School for emotionally disturbed students in Upper Nyack. Csak had once attended the school.

Clarkstown police interviewed the staffer and notified Suffolk County police, who went to Csak’s Lindenhurst apartment, police said.

They found 19 guns, hundreds of magazines, silencers, bump stocks, night vision goggles, and hand grenades that turned out to be inert, police said.

Nine of the weapons were illegal assault rifles, authorities said.

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini said Csak had attended the Summit School back in 2002, but still held a grudge because he claimed the guard was mean to him.

"This individual fits the profile that we often see with active shooters. It's an individual who has a grievance against a particular individual,” Sini said. “He exhibits verbal indication to carry out harm towards that individual."

Csak was ordered held on $75,000 bond. He delivers pizza for a living.

Prosecutors said Csak is of limited means, and authorities are investigating how he was able to obtain all of the weapons.