NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A New York man was sentenced today to 2 and a half years in prison for threatening to blow up Langley Air Force Base in Hampton.
According to court documents, D’Carlo Nimis Deluca, 51, called the New York Police Department (NYPD) at approximately 6:32 a.m. on February 22, 2021, and threatened to “blow up” Langley Air Force Base. About 11 minutes later at 6:43 a.m., Deluca directly called Langley Air Force Base and reported there was a bomb in a building on base. As a result of the threats, the Air Force cleared portions of the base and expended resources to ensure the area was safe. Deluca further disrupted Air Force operations by making another threat shortly before 1:00 p.m. on February 22, 2021, which again resulted in the Air Force clearing portions of the base.
Deluca has a history of making threats of violence or imminent emergency activity. At the time he made the threats to Langley Air Force Base, he was under federal court supervision from the Southern District of New York for his prior federal conviction for making threats to blow up Trump Tower and the White House. Since 2019, Deluca has made dozens of threats, including threats to kill former President Trump, President Biden, and the former First Lady. When Deluca was arrested in March 2020, he was found in possession of a pressure cooker, which he previously sent pictures of himself ordering to a tip line for law enforcement in the District of Columbia with messages like “SUSPICIOUS narc packages,” “Ka boom loca en la cabezza,” and “Ka boom.”
Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Brian Dugan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.
This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Peninsula Safe Streets Task Force, a partnership that includes the FBI, Virginia State Police, Hampton Police Division, James City County Police Department, and Newport News Police Department. This task force investigates the most violent criminal enterprises operating on the Virginia Peninsula. Tips regarding gang activity and other violent crimes in the region can be reported to the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or www.fbi.gov/tips.
Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Mack Coleman prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:21-cr-24.
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