Police closed North Wood Ave for approximately 30 minutes this morning after a threat was made against a local bank.
According to a statement released by Linden police, at about 10:15 a.m. Bank of America employees reported to authorities that they received a call warning them of a bomb in the building.
Linden Police and Fire units responded to the bank, located on the 600 Block of North Wood Avenue and immediately closed roads between Elm and Curtis streets.
Police say several surrounding businesses, including a nearby pre-school, were evacuated or ordered to shelter in place.
According to the statement, just before 11:00 a.m. the building was declared safe by the Union County Bomb Squad and the roadway was reopened to all traffic.
The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Linden Police Detective Bureau at (908) 474-8537.