N.Y. Penal Law Section 240.61
Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree


A person is guilty of placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree when he or she places, or causes to be placed, any device or object that by its design, construction, content or characteristics appears to be or to contain, a bomb, destructive device, explosive or hazardous substance, but is, in fact, an inoperative facsimile or imitation of such a bomb, destructive device, explosive or hazardous substance and which he or she knows, intends or reasonably believes will appear to be a bomb, destructive device, explosive or hazardous substance under circumstances in which it is likely to cause public alarm or inconvenience. Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree is a class E felony.

Source: Section 240.61 — Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/240.­61 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

240.00
Offenses against public order
240.05
Riot in the second degree
240.06
Riot in the first degree
240.08
Inciting to riot
240.10
Unlawful assembly
240.15
Criminal anarchy
240.20
Disorderly conduct
240.21
Disruption or disturbance of a religious service, funeral, burial or memorial service
240.25
Harassment in the first degree
240.26
Harassment in the second degree
240.30
Aggravated harassment in the second degree
240.31
Aggravated harassment in the first degree
240.32
Aggravated harassment of an employee by an incarcerated individual
240.33
Aggravated harassment of a judge
240.35
Loitering
240.36
Loitering in the first degree
240.40
Appearance in public under the influence of narcotics or a drug other than alcohol
240.45
Criminal nuisance in the second degree
240.46
Criminal nuisance in the first degree
240.48
Disseminating a false registered sex offender notice
240.50
Falsely reporting an incident in the third degree
240.55
Falsely reporting an incident in the second degree
240.60
Falsely reporting an incident in the first degree
240.61
Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree
240.62
Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the first degree
240.63
Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in a sports stadium or arena, mass transportation facility or enclosed shopping mall
240.65
Unlawful prevention of public access to records
240.70
Criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the second degree
240.71
Criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the first degree
240.72
Aggravated interference with health care services in the second degree
240.73
Aggravated interference with health care services in the first degree
240.75
Aggravated family offense
240.76
Directing a laser at an aircraft in the second degree
240.77
Directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree
240.78
Making a threat of mass harm
240.79
Aggravated threat of mass harm

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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