CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video and
With the assistance of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the
Union County S.W.A.T. Team, the Union County Bomb Squad, the Union County Sheriff's
Department, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a search warrant was executed on June 21, 2018,
on the suspect's home in Linden, NJ.
The suspect, 26-year old Michael Kossup from Linden, NJ was charged with Possession of
Prohibited Destructive Devices (3rd Degree); Possession of Under 50g (Marijuana); and Possession
of Paraphernalia. Kossup was processed at Cranford Police Headquarters and provided
with a Union County Superior Court appearance date.