Man who blew up mother's home gets 3-6 years in prison

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An Albertson man who pleaded guilty to causing an explosion in his home during a police standoff two years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 3 to 6 years in prison, Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office said.

Jeffrey Anlyan, 47, pleaded guilty in January to third-degree arson and first-degree criminal contempt, resulting from the incident in July 2012.

Police responded to Anlyan's home July 9 after a report that he had violated an order of protection issued against him in provoking a dispute with his mother, then stole a dagger from her home on Oakridge Lane in Albertson.

When police arrived and surrounded the Hilltop Place home about 9:30 that morning, Anlyan brandished "several weapons," including knives and a baseball bat, Rice's office said in a news release. He then held officers at bay as he threatened to kill police and himself, authorities said at the time.

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In the next hour, Anlyan filled his home with natural gas and threatened to ignite it. Shortly after, the home exploded, causing serious burns to Anlyan and tens of thousands of dollars of damage to the home, which was owned by his mother. No one else was hurt.

Then, a further standoff ensued inside the home, the DA's office said, adding that Anlyan locked himself in an upstairs bedroom and displayed what appeared to be a firearm several times. He was arrested by police after he emerged from the room about 6:30 p.m., authorities said.

Anlyan's attorney, Dennis Lemke of Mineola, did not return a call seeking comment.

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