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Drag Book Story Hour Bomb Threat Evacuates Montclair Library Drag Book Story Hour Bomb Threat Evacuates Montclair Library
Drag Book Story Hour Bomb Threat Evacuates Montclair Library A library in Montclair had was evacuated late on Sunday, June 30 due to  bomb threat targeting multiple locations, police say. At approximately 4 p.m. on June 30, the Montclair Police Department responded to a reported threat that was called in from the public library on 50 South Fullerton St. in Montclair. The threat came in at the time Drag Story Hour was scheduled at the library from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Bomb threats have been sent to dozens of establishments across the U.S. during drag book story hour, most notably one in Lancaster County, PA. According to police, the threat in…
Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart
Bomb Threat By Employee's Ex Clears Teterboro Walmart A threatening comment from the ex-husband of a store associate cleared the Teterboro Walmart on Tuesday, authorities said. The man had called the Teterboro Landing Walmart shortly before noon June 11, Moonachie Police Lt. Jeff Napolitano said. "When he was told that the associate was not available, he became agitated and [said] that he would blow up the store," the lieutenant said. Responding officers found the store evacuated and began looking into what happened, Napolitano said. "Further investigation revealed no credibility to the threat and no danger posed to Walmart or its …
Bomb Threat Clears North Bergen Walmart, Proves Bogus Bomb Threat Clears North Bergen Walmart, Proves Bogus
Bomb Threat Clears North Bergen Walmart, Proves Bogus The Walmart store in North Bergen was evacuated due to a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax on Wednesday, May 1, police tell Daily Voice. Two calls to the 2100 88th Street store were placed at approximately 1:45 p.m., saying that bombs were placed inside and "figure out how to disarm them," North Bergen Police Capt. Jorge Raposo tells Daily Voice. Bomb threat clears North Bergen Walmart. Special to Daily Voice Bomb threat clears North Bergen Walmart. Special to Daily Voice A sweep of the store turned up negative for explosive or suspicious devices at 2:55 p.m., Raposo sai…
'Security Issue' Diverts Flight From Newark To LA, FAA Says 'Security Issue' Diverts Flight From Newark To LA, FAA Says
'Security Issue' Diverts Flight From Newark To LA, FAA Says A United Airlines flight from Newark to Los Angeles International Airport was diverted to Chicago on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 21, authorities said. United Airlines Flight 1533, a Boeing 787, landed safely at Chicago O'Hare International Airport at 7:40 a.m. after the crew reported a security issue, the Federal Aviation Administration said.  According to sports writer and author Ian O'Connor, who was on the flight, a bomb threat was found in the bathroom. "We were told in air only that a situation forced the diversion," O'Connor said on Twitter. "The threat was revealed to us whe…
5 Hours Later: Cliffside Park Bomb Threat Turns Out To Be Bogus 5 Hours Later: Cliffside Park Bomb Threat Turns Out To Be Bogus
5 Hours Later: Cliffside Park Bomb Threat Turns Out To Be Bogus A bomb threat made in Cliffside Park turned out to be bogus after a sweep of the area revealed "no public concern," the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said. The threat was reported on the 500 block of Anderson Avenue at approximately 12:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, bringing the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and Counterterrorism Unit to the scene. After nearly five hours, residents were given the all-clear to return to the area.
Juvenile Detained After Bomb Threat At High School: Roselle PD Juvenile Detained After Bomb Threat At High School: Roselle PD
Juvenile Detained After Bomb Threat At High School: Roselle PD A juvenile has been taken to custody after a bomb threat caused an evacuation at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle on Monday, Jan. 8, authorities said. At 11:23 a.m., law enforcement was dispatched to the high school and began a sweep of the premises, finding no presence of harmful devices, police said. The Union County Sheriff's K-9 Unit also searched the building, police said No charges have been filed against the juvenile suspect, police said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Roselle Police Department Detective Bureau at 908-245-9200. 
Black Friday Bomb Threat Sends American Dream Shoppers Scrambling Black Friday Bomb Threat Sends American Dream Shoppers Scrambling
Black Friday Bomb Threat Sends American Dream Shoppers Scrambling A bomb threat briefly evacuated the American Dream mall in East Rutherford Friday morning, Nov. 24. The New Jersey State Police Bomb and K9 units responded to the mall around 7:15 a.m., performing sweeps for explosive devices as shoppers waited in the parking lots, officials said. The threat was later deemed unfounded and shoppers were allowed back inside at approximately 9:15 a.m., according to officials and footage shared to social media. Bomb threat at the American Dream Nov. 24. Omayra Martinez Valnentin "This was done out of an abundance of caution, as the safety of our employees…
SWATTING: Multiple Staffers At Saddle Brook School Receive Bogus Bomb Threat SWATTING: Multiple Staffers At Saddle Brook School Receive Bogus Bomb Threat
Swatting: Multiple Staffers At Saddle Brook School Receive Bogus Bomb Threat Five different staff members at a Saddle Brook school received the same emailed bomb threat, said authorities who cleared the building, conducted a search and found nothing harmful. Members of the Bergen County Bomb Squad swept both inside and outside the K-6 Franklin Elementary School on Caldwell Avenue before giving the all-clear, Saddle Brook Schools Supt. Toni Violetti said Tuesday morning, Nov. 14. A SWAT team also responded to the 8 a.m. swatting incident, said Capt. John A. Zotollo, Jr., the officer in charge of the Saddle Brook Police Department. The Bergen County Prosecutor's…
Wrongly Sent Bomb Threat Over Canadian Transgender Teacher Brings Tactical Teams To NJ District Wrongly Sent Bomb Threat Over Canadian Transgender Teacher Brings Tactical Teams To NJ District
Wrongly Sent Bomb Threat Over Canadian Transgender Teacher Brings Tactical Teams To NJ District A misdirected bomb threat intended for a school more than 600 miles away brought the bomb squad, K-9 unit and SWAT team to Glen Rock on Tuesday. A Central School in Hamilton, Ontario, apparently was the intended target of an email directed to the school of the same name in Glen Rock, borough Police Chief Dean Ackermann said on Sept. 26. No fewer than six schools in the Hamilton-Wentworth district in Ontario reported receiving an unrelenting string of threats that began late last week. Their Central School wasn’t one of them, however. Not taking any chances, the Glen Rock police chief sum…
Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Fair Lawn Synagogue Amid Nationwide Rise In 'Swatting' Calls Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Fair Lawn Synagogue Amid Nationwide Rise In 'Swatting' Calls
Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Fair Lawn Synagogue Amid Nationwide Rise In 'Swatting' Calls Fair Lawn police evacuated a local synagogue and the immediate area after a caller claimed to have planted two pipe bombs there. The Thursday night incident comes with Rosh Hashana about to begin at sundown Friday, Sept. 15 -- and amid a frightening nationwide increase of anti-Semitic "swatting" calls. A caller to the Fair Lawn Police Dispatch Center at 8:01 p.m. Sept. 14 claimed to have planted both bombs in a black backpack at Congregation Ahavat Achim on Saddle River Road, Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. Police cleared the building and neighboring homes, and the Bergen County Sheriff's Bomb …
South Jersey Man Made Bomb Threat That Evacuated Florida Terminal: Reports South Jersey Man Made Bomb Threat That Evacuated Florida Terminal: Reports
South Jersey Man Made Bomb Threat That Evacuated Florida Terminal: Reports A Salem County man was arrested after he allegedly made a bomb threat while boarding a Philadelphia-bound plane at Palm Beach International Airport, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office and multiple news reports. John Magee, 66, of Carney’s Point, was overheard by another passenger threatening Frontier Airlines flight 2346 Tuesday night, WPBF says citing the arrest report.  Magee was overheard saying, "You don't know what you are in for," and "I have a bomb in the bag," while slamming a large bag on the ground continuously, the outlet said. That led to an evacuation of much of…
NJ Man Gets 3½ Years, No Parole, For Assaulting Sister, Having Assault Weapon, Pipe Bomb NJ Man Gets 3½ Years, No Parole, For Assaulting Sister, Having Assault Weapon, Pipe Bomb
NJ Man Gets 3½ Years, No Parole, For Assaulting Sister, Having Assault Weapon, Pipe Bomb UPDATE: A Wanaque man must serve at least 3½ years in state prison before he'll be eligible for attacking his sister in their home and having an assault rifle and pipe bomb in his possession. Michael Wierciszewski, 25, was arrested by borough police after the victim told them that he lunged at her with a knife while trying to kill her at the family’s Jackson Street residence on Nov. 24, 2021. A search of the home turned up the improvised device, along with a Century Arms RAS 47 rifle that had been modified to remove the stock and accommodate a silencer, authorities said at the time. The vi…
GOTCHA! Wayne Police Not Fooled By Bogus Bomb Threat At Willowbrook Mall GOTCHA! Wayne Police Not Fooled By Bogus Bomb Threat At Willowbrook Mall
Gotcha! Wayne Police Not Fooled By Bogus Bomb Threat At Willowbrook Mall The driver of a stolen car stopped by Wayne police called in a bomb threat at the Macy’s in the Willowbrook Mall in the hopes of distracting them, authorities charged. Capt. Michael McNiff wasn’t fooled. While units responded to the 911 call at the mall, McNiff reminded officers on the road that it could be a diversionary tactic, Detective Capt. Dan Daly said. Sure enough, the call was traced to Shaquanda White, 30, of East Orange, who was driving a Honda Accord that had just been stopped by Officer Chris Savitsky outside the Yard House restaurant at Willowbrook, the captain said. The se…
NJ Hotel Bomb Threat Investigation Leads Officers To Man With Crystal Meth: Authorities NJ Hotel Bomb Threat Investigation Leads Officers To Man With Crystal Meth: Authorities
NJ Hotel Bomb Threat Investigation Leads Officers To Man With Crystal Meth: Authorities Authorities investigating a bomb threat at a North Jersey hotel were led to a man with crystal meth — but he wasn't the person who called in the threat, police say. A female placed a call to Secaucus police on Monday, Oct. 31 around 9:35 p.m., reporting a possible bomb on the premises of Harmony Suites on Plaza Drive, Chief Dennis Miller said. While the threat was deemed unfounded, police found 26-year-old Christopher Geary, of Hewitt, in possession of crystal meth, Miller said. Geary was charged on a summons and released. It wasn't immediately clear if charges had been filed in regards to…
Bomb Threat Unfounded At NJ ShopRite Bomb Threat Unfounded At NJ ShopRite
Bomb Threat Unfounded At NJ ShopRite A bomb threat made at New Jersey ShopRite Wednesday, July 20 was unfounded, authorities said. Officers were called to the supermarket on Elizabeth Avenue in Somerset just before 1 p.m., Franklin Township police said. A K-9 officer from the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office also responded to the store to help with the search, and no suspicious packages or items were discovered. Anyone having information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Franklin Township Police Department at (732)873-5533.
Passaic County Man Indicted For Assault Weapon, Explosives, Threatening Sis Passaic County Man Indicted For Assault Weapon, Explosives, Threatening Sis
Passaic County Man Indicted For Assault Weapon, Explosives, Threatening Sis A Wanaque man who threatened his sister with a knife had an assault weapon with a silencer and large-capacity magazine, as well as a pipe bomb, three other “destructive devices” and manuals, authorities said. Some of the details emerged in an indictment returned by a grand jury in Paterson against Michael Wierciszewski, 24, in connection with the discovery at the family’s Jackson Street home and in his car last Nov. 24. Police at the time arrested Wierciszewski after he damaged his sister’s cellphone as she recorded him threatening her, authorities said. He was originally held in the P…
Unfounded Bomb Threat Locks Down Union County Vocational School: Officials Unfounded Bomb Threat Locks Down Union County Vocational School: Officials
Unfounded Bomb Threat Locks Down Union County Vocational School: Officials A North Jersey high school was put on lockdown Tuesday, April 12 amid a bomb threat, officials confirmed. No threats or devices were found during a search of the Union County Vocational Technical School on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains around 11 a.m., a county spokesperson said. The person responsible for making the threat on social media was later identified by police and subsequently interviewed, officials said. The lockdown was eventually lifted.
Third Bogus Threat Of Month Briefly Locks Down Hackensack High School Third Bogus Threat Of Month Briefly Locks Down Hackensack High School
Third Bogus Threat Of Month Briefly Locks Down Hackensack High School Another day, another unfounded threat at Hackensack High School rattles and annoys people. Students, staff and particularly parents and law enforcers have grown irritated by a recent string of calls, including one that forced a brief lockdown on Wednesday, March 30 when someone reportedly threatened to shoot up the school. That makes three just this month alone -- all of which city police are investigating aggressively. Wednesday's lockdown ended quickly. No streets were closed nor injuries reported. "The school was checked by police personnel and the unspecified threat was deemed unfound…
UPDATE: Unfounded Call Prompts Shelter In Place At Hackensack HS, Police Investigate UPDATE: Unfounded Call Prompts Shelter In Place At Hackensack HS, Police Investigate
Update: Unfounded Call Prompts Shelter In Place At Hackensack HS, Police Investigate What turned out to be a bogus bomb threat prompted a temporary shelter in place at Hackensack High School. No devices or suspicious items were found during a search that began shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, following the unspecified phone message to city police headquarters, Capt. Michael Antista said. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bomb Squad and K-9 Unit investigated and found nothing out of the ordinary, and city police gave the OK to resume the regular day a short time later, he said. They took a different approach following what turned out to be a "swatting" call three wee…
His Kids Feared Ex-Russian Military Dad ‘Booby-Trapped’ His Bergen County Home, Police Say His Kids Feared Ex-Russian Military Dad ‘Booby-Trapped’ His Bergen County Home, Police Say
His Kids Feared Ex-Russian Military Dad ‘Booby-Trapped’ His Bergen County Home, Police Say Two children of a former Russian military member feared their suicidal father had booby-trapped their Bergen County home after losing $400,000 in the stock market, investigators said. Anatoly Zaytsev, 67, remained held in the county jail in Hackensack on Wednesday, March 23, more than two weeks after members of the county Bomb Squad and other responders converged on his Oakland home and seized rifles, high-capacity magazines and silencers. The incident reportedly began when Zaytsev’s son told borough police that his father surrendered five guns to him.  The son also told them the Ukra…
UPDATE: Classes Resume After 'Swatting' Call Clears Hackensack High School UPDATE: Classes Resume After 'Swatting' Call Clears Hackensack High School
Update: Classes Resume After 'Swatting' Call Clears Hackensack High School UPDATE: Authorities gave the all-clear for Hackensack High School students and staff to return after a bomb threat phoned in from out of state cleared the school. The "swatting" incident began shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, March 4, when a caller "indicated he put bombs at a specific location" on school grounds, said Hackensack Police Capt. Darrin DeWitt, the officer in charge of the department. Area streets were closed down and students and staff were moved to safe locations, the captain said. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bomb Squad and K-9 Unit "assisted Hackensack police officers in …
'Swatting' Call Clears Hackensack High School 'Swatting' Call Clears Hackensack High School
'Swatting' Call Clears Hackensack High School UPDATE: Authorities gave the all-clear for Hackensack High School students and staff to return after a bomb threat phoned in from out of state cleared the school. The "swatting" incident began shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, March 4, when a caller "indicated he put bombs at a specific location" on school grounds, said Hackensack Police Capt. Darrin DeWitt, the officer in charge of the department. Area streets were closed down and students and staff were moved to safe locations, the captain said. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bomb Squad and K-9 Unit "assisted Hackensack police officers in check…
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Evacuated From Event At High School Due To Bomb Threat Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Evacuated From Event At High School Due To Bomb Threat
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Evacuated From Event At High School Due To Bomb Threat The Second Gentleman of the United States, Doug Emhoff, was whisked out of an event at a high school due to a bomb threat, according to the White House press briefing and multiple media outlets. Emhoff was at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. for a Black history program in partnership with the National Park Service when he was removed from the room by a Secret Service agent on Tuesday at 2:18 p.m., Fox News writes citing a pool report. A bomb threat was placed, CNN reports citing a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department. No additional information was available as of th…
Authorities Probe Bomb Threat At Newark High School Authorities Probe Bomb Threat At Newark High School
Authorities Probe Bomb Threat At Newark High School Police and fire departments rushed to a high school in Newark Tuesday morning, where a bomb threat was allegedly called in, authorities said.  The threat was made at Science Park High School (260 Norfolk St.) just after 11 a.m., a Newark Dept. of Public Safety spokesperson told Daily Voice. Essex County canine detection units were also called to the scene. No explosives were located, and no injuries had been reported, authorities said. The incident remained under investigation.
Bomb Threats Reported At Newark's Science High School: Developing Bomb Threats Reported At Newark's Science High School: Developing
Bomb Threats Reported At Newark's Science High School: Developing Several bomb threats have been reported this week at Newark high school, developing reports say. Science Park High School received one threat Wednesday afternoon and another was being reported (but unconfirmed) Thursday morning. A student at the Norfolk Street school apparently received a bomb threat from an unknown person around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, bringing police to the school. The Essex County Bomb Disposal Unit canvassed the school and did not locate any explosive devices.  Thursday's incident was not immediately confirmed. No injuries have been reported. The incident remains …
Bomb Threat Clears NJ Amazon Warehouse Bomb Threat Clears NJ Amazon Warehouse
Bomb Threat Clears NJ Amazon Warehouse All the employees at an Amazon Warehouse in New Jersey were evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat, according to Burlington police. The City of Burlington Police Department were called to a reported bomb threat at the Amazon Warehouse, located at 1101 East Pearl Street At approximately 6:42 a.m. this date. As of noon multiple agencies remained on the scene investigating. No further details have been released at the time of publication. This is a developing story, follow Daily Voice for updates.
Random K9 Sweeps Expected In Morris School District After Unfounded Bomb Threat Random K9 Sweeps Expected In Morris School District After Unfounded Bomb Threat
Random K9 Sweeps Expected In Morris School District After Unfounded Bomb Threat A Morris County school district received a bomb threat Monday that was later deemed unsubstantiated, police said. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Unit was called to check the perimeter of all schools in the Roxbury Township district “out of an abundance of caution” after the nonspecific threat was reported, local police said. “Both the district and the police department feel that it is safe for school and after school activities to continue at this time,” Roxbury Township police said. “If anything changes as this investigation progresses, appropriate steps will be taken to ensure …
BOMB SQUAD: Abandoned Gas Can With Rag Stuffed Into It Forces Evacuation Of Teaneck Complex BOMB SQUAD: Abandoned Gas Can With Rag Stuffed Into It Forces Evacuation Of Teaneck Complex
Bomb Squad: Abandoned Gas Can With Rag Stuffed Into It Forces Evacuation Of Teaneck Complex The Glenpointe complex in Teaneck was evacuated after a gas can with a rag in it was found near a generator, authorities said Friday. "We learned during the investigation that it may have been left there by a maintenance worker for one of the building tenants," Police Chief Glenn O'Reilly said. As a precaution, police evacuated the Frank Burr Boulevard complex between Teaneck Road and Route 95 shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, the chief said. The Bergen County Bomb Squad responded and determined the item wasn't suspicious, he said.
SURRENDERED: Pickup Driver With Alleged Bomb In Custody, Identified SURRENDERED: Pickup Driver With Alleged Bomb In Custody, Identified
Surrendered: Pickup Driver With Alleged Bomb In Custody, Identified IN CUSTODY: A man who held police at bay outside the Library of Congress for nearly five hours on Thursday told President Biden in a livestream from the scene that he had enough explosives in his pickup to blow up 2½ city blocks and was "ready to die for a cause," while claiming there were other bombs planted in the nation's capital. Floyd Ray Roseberry of North Carolina "was just taken into custody moments ago," Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger told reporters at 2:30 p.m. "He's been moved away from the scene." Manger then left without answering questions. Roseberry livestreamed on Face…
Paramus Medical Building Bomb Threat Blamed On CT Man Whose Ex-Pal Was Getting Procedure Paramus Medical Building Bomb Threat Blamed On CT Man Whose Ex-Pal Was Getting Procedure
Paramus Medical Building Bomb Threat Blamed On CT Man Whose Ex-Pal Was Getting Procedure A New Haven man called in a bomb threat to a Paramus medical office where a former friend was having a procedure, said authorities who arrested him. Anthony Spencer, 32, left “several threatening phone messages” at the northbound Route 17 medical office, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said. “During one of these phone calls he stated that there was a bomb in the building,” Ehrenberg said. “Responding police units searched the building and found no suspicious items.” Detective Sgt. Mike Cebulski identified and tracked down Spencer, who was “upset that a former friend of his was having a medi…
Possible Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes Pulaski Skyway In Jersey City Possible Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes Pulaski Skyway In Jersey City
Possible Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes Pulaski Skyway In Jersey City Reports of a suspicious package/possible bomb threat that closed the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City Saturday was apparently deemed unfounded. The eastbound side was closed as of 5 p.m., with Newark police's helicopter apparently called to the scene. Have photos? Email clevine@dailyvoice.com Local police did not immediately return Daily Voice's request for comment. Initial and unconfirmed reports say a bomb or some type of explosive device was in a vehicle parked on the roadway. This is a developing story. Check back for more.