Police body camera footage provides a glimpse into the weapon cache found at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus last month, discovered when law enforcement responded to a bomb threat that proved to be unfounded.
On July 18th at approximately 3:10 p.m., Hudson Regional Hospital, located at 55 Meadowlands Parkway, received a phone call that a bomb was in the hospital, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.
Secaucus police responded to the hospital, along with bomb detection canines from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and Bayonne Police Department.
During a safety sweep of the hospital, the bomb detection canine gave a positive indication on an unlocked closet within an office. Upon entering the closet, police discovered a large cache of rifles, shotguns and handguns, along with assorted ammunition for the firearms.
A total of 11 handguns of various calibers, and 27 rifles/shotguns were discovered. A Kriss Vector .45 caliber semi-automatic rifle with a high-capacity magazine was also recovered and determined to be an assault rifle.
Earlier this month, Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, of Elmwood Park, was charged with possession of an assault firearm and two counts of possession of a high capacity magazine.
Secaucus police identified him as the HRH marketing director, though the hospital referred to him as “a non-employee consultant” and said that this incident has them reviewing security protocols so that nothing of this nature happens again.
Police body camera footage of the incident (which did not have any accompanying audio) was obtained via an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request.