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October 14, 2019 - Suspicious Package at Greenway Park

For Immediate Release

Date: 10/13/2019

Prepared By: Lieutenant John Mitzak


Bridgewater, NJ - On 10/13/19 at 18:26 hours the Bridgewater Township Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious metal object at the Greenway Park (517 Milltown Road Bridgewater, NJ). When Officers arrived on scene, they confirmed the presence of the suspicious metal object. A safety perimeter was formed and the New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad was contacted and responded to assist. The investigation determined that an Acetylene tank was discarded in the parking lot. Bridgewater Detectives are investigating if this incident was accidental or intentional. The Bridgewater Police checked the remainder of Greenway Park and determined the area to be safe. If anyone has any information related to this incident please contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 908-722-4111 extension 4016.

The following agencies assisted with the investigation:

New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad

Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office

Somerset County Park Commission

North Branch Fire Company

Bradley Gardens Rescue Squad

Bridgewater Township Office of Emergency Management

Bridgewater Township Department of Public Works

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