GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Some time after 3 p.m. on Friday, an anonymous perpetrator called in a bomb threat to HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital located at 1 Bay Avenue.

Law Enforcement Officials immediately responded to the scene to investigate the matter and secure the area. Multiple Essex County Sheriff bomb units arrived on the scene to search the facility.

Lt. Fred Egnezzo of the Glen Ridge Police Department said, "Glen Ridge Police and Essex County Sheriff Office Bomb Unit personal[ly] conducted a check which proved negative for any suspicious packages.  The matter is under investigation with our detective bureau."