Jersey City first responders are investigating “several hate letters” found at City Hall and two school buildings, which were briefly evacuated, this morning.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Police radio transmissions indicated that “several hate letters” were received at City Hall, 280 Grove St., the Frank G. Conwell School, 111 Bright St., and the First Pentecostal Church of God academy, 441 Jersey Ave.
The buildings were briefly evacuated for about 10-15 minutes a little after 9 a.m., with the school buildings having limited staff working due to Yom Kippur.
Jersey City police, firefighters, and the bomb squad all responded to the incident. A source with knowledge of the situation, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, noted that the Jersey City Municipal Court was also briefly evacuated shortly after 1 p.m.
Video captures from Freedom News TV, embedded above, shows the first responders discovering the letters at the three aforementioned locations and some nearby storefronts, which the outlet said were “threatening government officials.”
A city spokeswoman did not return an inquiry seeking comment.
Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.