Bayonne authorities respond to ‘suspicious package’; streets closed

Bayonne police have closed off the surrounding streets Wednesday morning after a suspicious package was reported in the area of 52nd Street and Broadway.

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8:55 a.m. UPDATE: The suspicious package, a locked suitcase, was deemed safe and the roads are being reopened, according to police radio transmissions.

Broadway between 50th and 53rd streets is closed, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said in a Facebook post at 8:30 a.m. Police said in radio transmissions at 8:45 a.m. that the buildings at 1047 and 1049 Broadway are being evacuated.

The Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Fire Department and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office have responded to the scene. Bayonne police did not immediately respond to a request for information on the incident.

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Not to change the topic here:

Camden Chief Confirms Suspicious Package was Meant for Sen. Booker’s Camden Office

CAMDEN, NJ’ The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s Camden office, according to officials.

The FBI confirmed Friday morning that a suspicious package ‘ similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that contained potentially explosive devices ‘ was addressed to Booker, and intercepted at a post office in Florida.

According to Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson, the department was informed late last night that the package was addressed to Booker’s Camden office at 2 Riverside Drive.Sign Up for E-News

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