A 19-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after allegedly making a bomb threat to a local gym in Middletown.
According to authorities, police responded to Planet Fitness on Route 35 in Middletown sometime around 10 a.m. after a report of a bomb threat.
Upon arrival, the gym and businesses in the shopping center were evacuated.
Officials say following a search of the premises by bomb sniffing dogs from the police department and the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office the area was deemed safe.
Detectives investigating the incident ultimately identified Emily M. McCormick, of Keansburg, as the person allegedly responsible for the threat. Police charged her with causing a false public alarm.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Middletown Det. William Strohkirch at 732-615-2120 or Det. Ryan Mahony of the prosecutor's office at 732-431-7160.