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South Brunswick: Empty Bag Brings Bomb Squad To Kendall Park Post Office (UPDATED SATURDAY 9:20 A.M.)

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A bag accidentally left inside the Kendall Park Post Office on Route 27 caused quite a stir Friday afternoon, closing the plaza for two hours and bringing out the State Police Bomb Squad.

Postal worker, Larry Wade, said Saturday that he noticed an unattended blue bag, described as a suitcase on wheels with a combination lock, in the area of the mailboxes around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Wade said the bag was hidden behind a trash container.

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Wade said he informed the Postmaster, who then called police when he couldn’t determine who may have left it inside the facility.

Capt. Ryan said the bag was closed so its contents or origin could not be determined at the scene.

“Police handled it with extra precautions,” Capt. Ryan said.

Township police and members from the Kendall Park Fire Department and Kendall Park First Aid arrived on the scene and evacuated the buildings in the plaza.

The State Police Bomb Squad also responded to evaluate the bag, Capt. Ryan said.

It was determined that the bag was empty and the Postal Inspector is now investigating to see if they can find out who may have left it in the building, Capt. Ryan said.

“The bag had nothing in it,” Capt. Ryan said. “It appears that someone may have inadvertently left it there.”

All emergency units left the scene at around 2:30 p.m. and normal operations resumed in the plaza.

Parents picking up children from the St. Augustine’s Catholic School on Henderson Road were made to circle around the block from Henderson to Route 27 north, to Finnegan’s Lane, and back to Henderson via Route 1 south to retrieve the students.

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