Bomb Threat in Absecon, NJ, Defused By Police
Residents of an apartment complex in Absecon were forced to evacuate their homes Tuesday morning as police responded to a bomb threat on Marin Drive.
A landlord called police to report a possible threat while serving an eviction notice on a resident in the complex.
The Absecon Police Department along with the Atlantic City Bomb Squad; Atlantic City SWAT Team; Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office; and the Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, and Pleasantville Police Departments converged on the scene at approximately 9:35.
Residents were evacuated as a precaution as police evaluated the threat.
Area residents were allowed to return home several hours after the situation began and police determined there was nothing harmful on the scene.
Absecon Police Chief, JR Laughlin, said,
This incident serves as a testament to the exceptional teamwork and expertise of our law enforcement agencies. The immediate response and coordinated efforts of our local and county partners helped ensure the safety and well-being of our community.
The Absecon Police Department is now conducting an investigation to determine where the initial threat came from.
There were no reported arrests.