A wannabe terrorist ended up under arrest after trying to detonate a fake bomb at a Westchester Metro-North train station, authorities said.
Thomas Skoupa, 54, was busted around 2:30 p.m. Monday after terrified commuters called 911 to report a man trying to detonate his backpack at the New Rochelle train station, sources said.
First responders found Skoupa sitting on an outside bench wearing a nylon pouch with wires attached to several cigarette lighters, police said.
As New Rochelle police closed in, he stood up, extended his right arm and blasted them with a small flashlight, turning it on and off several times.
His ‘bomb’ turned out to be a broken Walkman/radio wrapped in black electrical tape and connected to wires, sources said.
Skoupa has been charged with making a terroristic threat, police said.
The New Rochelle train station serves Metro-North Railroad and as well as Amtrak trains. There were no service disruptions due to the faux bomb scare, authorities said.