HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A bomb threat was called in to township police headquarters yesterday afternoon, forcing evacuation of 100 township employees and police from the Peter J. Biondi Building at the municipal complex.

The call to the building at 379 South Branch Road was received at 1:40 p.m.

An evacuation immediately followed, with a bomb detection canine and officer from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office called in to conduct a search of the building along with township police.

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When police were satisfied there was no threat, employees were able to return to work.

Also responding was the township Office of Emergency Management and township fire department.