First responders evacuate Bayonne buildings over grenade that turns out to be ‘inert replica’


First responders evacuated several buildings in Bayonne after a worker discovered what appeared to be a grenade, though it turned out to be an “inert replica,” according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At about 2:51 p.m. this afternoon, the Bayonne first responders were dispatched to 64 West 2nd Street on a report of a possible grenade. A worker inside the building located the item while moving some boxes, OEM said in a statement.

“Bayonne Fire, along with Bayonne Police, McCabe EMS, Hudson County Sheriff Office, and Bayonne OEM secured the area, which included the temporary evacuation of some homes on West 2nd and Zabriske Ave. Jersey City Police Bomb Squad/ESU responded and found the item to be an inert replica,” the disaster response agency said.

After determining that there was no active danger or threat, all residents were allowed back in their homes by approximately 4:30 p.m., officials said.

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