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Authorities Offering Reward for Info on Improvised Explosive Device Found in Newark Jewish Graveyard

By kcora on

Authorities are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who placed an improvised explosive device on a headstone at B’nai Abraham Cemetery on South 19th Street in Newark on Sunday.


According to authorities, the device, a commercial firework that was attached to a can of lubricant, was discovered by an officers who was working a security detail at the cemetery.  

Officials say the officer took all appropriate actions in having the cemetery evacuated. The device was immediately rendered safe and removed by the bomb squad.  

According to authorities, the device has subsequently been turned over to the F. B. I. for their investigation.


Anyone with further information about this incident is urged to contact the sheriff’s Crimestoppers 24/7 hotline at 973-877-TIPS.  All calls to Crimestoppers will be kept confidential.