Jersey City, Bergen County Bomb Squads respond to threat in Guttenberg


The Jersey City and Bergen County Bomb Squads were spotted at in the area of the Bulls Ferry condominium complex, also canvassing the Waterfront Park on the Guttenberg and North Bergen border after a threat was called in this morning.


At least one member of law enforcement suited up in an explosive ordinance suit, commonly referred to as a bomb suit, at the Bulls Ferry condominium complex around 11:30 a.m. this morning before appearing to do some tests at the Waterfront Park.

The Jersey City Bomb Squad responded to the scene minutes before that, around 11:20 a.m., to assist the Bergen County Bomb Squad that was already on the scene when Hudson County View arrived around 10:45 a.m.

The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office was also present, directing pedestrian traffic on River Road.

The bomb squads were called in after a threat was made in the small North Hudson town this morning and a source told Hudson County View the threat was made via email, but declined to disclose any details.

As a result, Town Hall and Ana L. Klein Elementary School were both evacuated this morning, followed by the Galaxy Towers – which are still being investigated by law enforcement.

Many side streets in Guttenberg have been closed and motorists and pedestrians alike are not allowed to enter the area near Waterfront Park and Galaxy Towers.

In another precautionary measure, West New York public schools are not allowing outside visitors until the end of the day, approximately 2:45 p.m.

Guttenberg officials and various members of law enforcement on the scene declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

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