HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A bomb scare with two suspicious devices was resolved without any damage to buildings or people in an industrial park in Hasbrouck Heights last Tuesday.
According to the police report, Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer Anthony Rossillo responded to a call at 4:43pm about a suspicious item at 621 Route 46 West, in the industrial area between Routes 46, 17, and Route 80. It was determined to be a plastic bottle with an unknown liquid and tin foil inside. Additional officers from Hasbrouck Heights responded including Detectives Bradley Dussault and Joseph Armeli, and Patrolmen Gary Kest, Brian Donohue and Nicholas Brunetti. Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department and Carlstadt EMS were also called to the scene.
The Bergen County Sheriff's Department's Bomb Squad provided mutual aid, according to Derek Sands, Chief of Staff, and the Hazmat unit, and Bureau of Criminal Investigations Crime Scene Unit were called in. Moonachie Fire Department's Ladder and Wood-Ridge's pumper were stationed at Hasbrouck Heights.
Area businesses, including a fashion distribution company, billiards manufacturer, and physical education/recreation equipment company, were evacuated.
Soon after the bomb squad destroyed the first device, another one was found nearby, according to the report. It was also destroyed. Evidence was collected by the Crime Scene Unit.
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