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Bomb Squad Summoned to the Ridgewood Train Station

Bomb Squad Summoned to the Ridgewood Train Station

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

April 1,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad Unit was summoned to the Ridgewood train station on Saturday afternoon, 04/01, to investigate an unattended briefcase found near an entrance to the pedestrian underpass. Bomb Squad technicians deployed a portable x-ray device and determined that the briefcase was empty. No buildings were evacuated during the incident and train traffic was unaffected. Pedestrians were detoured to an alternate underpass entrance until the all clear was given. The nearby parking area was closed for only a short period.

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Unattended Backpack at the Boro Hall Train Station in Glen Rock Brings In the Bomb Squad

Unattended Backpack at the Boro Hall Train Station in Glen Rock Brings In the Bomb Squad

photos courtesy of Boyd Lovings Facebook Page

October 18,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, An unattended backpack found at the Boro Hall train station in Glen Rock just prior to 8 AM on Monday, 10/17 resulted in a response from Glen Rock PD, NJ Transit PD, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad unit. The backpack was determined to have been unintentionally left behind by a disabled patron and cleared after a bomb squad technician conducted an x-ray inspection. Train traffic was not disrupted by the incident.

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UPDATE: All Clear at Ridgewood Train Station

All Clear at Ridgewood Train Station

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

September 22,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Main/Bergen and Port Jervis line service has resumed in both directions, following earlier police activity near Ridgewood station.

NJT reports ,”trains are now delayed up to 60 minutes in both directions. NJT bus and private carries are still accepting rail tickets and passes system wide.”

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Train service on NJ Transit’s Bergen and Main Lines was halted through the RIdgewood Station for over one (1) hour on Thursday morning, 09/22 as a result of a suspicious package found near or under a bench on the station’s center platform. Pedestrian & motor vehicle traffic was restricted within a 1000 foot perimeter of the affected bench. Train service and pedestrian & motor vehicle traffic resumed after the package was inspected and cleared by members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad. Ridgewood PD and NJ Transit PD officers provided motor vehicle traffic and crowd control throughout the incident.

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 Earlier this morning a false alarm was set off when a NJT officer called in the bomb squad over what ended up being a pair of shoes .
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