Explosive Device Found During West Orange House Cleanout

The Essex County Bomb Squad was called in to assist authorities in West Orange determine the nature of a device found during a real estate cleanout earlier Monday morning.

According to a statement released by West Orange police officials, at approximately 11:50 a.m. police were called to an address in the 90’s block of Ridge Road to investigate an unknown type of potential explosive.

According to West Orange officials, out of an overabundance of caution, units on scene deferred to the Essex County bomb squad for further evaluation and proper handling.

Officials say, no evacuations took place and there was no immediate threat to the public safety.

It is not clear how the device got inside the residence at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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