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UPDATE: Bomb Threat Clears All Three BCC Campuses, Saddle Brook Man Charged

All three campuses were cleared. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bomb Squad and K-9 units responded.
All three campuses were cleared. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bomb Squad and K-9 units responded. Photo Credit: Douglas Haber

UPDATE: Authorities charged an 18-year-old mechanic from Saddle Brook with calling in bomb threats to Bergen Community College on Monday and a business in town last month -- neither of which they said ultimately were considered genuine.

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/saddlebrook/police-fire/local-mechanic-charged-with-bergen-community-college-saddle-brook-business-bomb-threats/779561/

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ORIGINAL STORY: All three campuses of Bergen Community College were evacuated early Monday afternoon after a caller phoned in a bomb threat.

The call that came in to Paramus police around 1 p.m. didn't specify a campus, so all three -- Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst -- were cleared as a precaution, authorities said.

Searches with bomb-sniffing Bergen County sheriff's K-9s were being conducted. Local police, firefighters and emergency services units responded, as well.

Some local streets were closed off, as well, and a command post was being established.

Students, staff and others were returned shortly after 3 p.m.

All of the BCC campuses were evacuated as a precaution after a bomb threat was called in to Paramus PD.

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