River Edge NJ, an undetonated pipe bomb was found next to a NJ Transit bus stop located at the intersection of Howland Avenue and Kinderkamack Road, River Edge, on Thursday afternoon, 07/29. The device was successfully removed from the scene by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad. Bomb Squad technicians deployed a remote controlled robot and a trailer mounted containment chamber to safely manage the vessel. At least one (1) building in a nearby garden apartment complex was evacuated in connection with the incident. An elderly male evacuee was assessed by Emergency Medical Technicians at the scene after he complained of fatigue and exhaustion. He refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital.
Ridgewood NJ, Monday A customer of the Starbucks located at 363 Route 17, Ridgewood departed without his laptop computer bag, which resulted in a temporary evacuation of the facility and a response by Ridgewood PD & FD units on Monday, 09/26 when a passing police supervisor noticed the unattended package. However, prior to the arrival of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad unit, the customer returned for his property. An all clear was given after the bag was inspected; police subsequently reopened the parking lot and allowed employees to return inside the establishment.
Wyckoff NJ, A live hand grenade found in the basement of 129 Van Houten Avenue, Wyckoff required response from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad unit on Saturday afternoon, 07/16. Members of Wyckoff Fire Company #1 stood by in their quarters until the device was safely removed from the home and contained on the Bomb Squad’s response vehicle. Wyckoff PD also responded.
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