WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A explosive was discovered during an estate clean out on Ridge Road shortly before noon Monday, prompting West Orange police to contact the Essex County Bomb Squad, according to West Orange Township spokesman Joe Fagan.

"In an overabundance of caution units on scene deferred to the Essex County bomb squad for further elevation and proper handling," Fagan said in a statement. "No evacuations have taken place and there is no immediate threat to public safety."

The origin of the device was not disclosed, and the incident is still under investigation, according to officials.