Residents in Newark, East Orange Report Early Morning Shots Fired Sounds

Residents in the vicinity of 57 4th Street in Newark and portions of East Orange reported loud bangs and possible explosions that occurred in their neighborhood just before 4 a.m.

Police arrived at the scene and began to investigate but found that the noise was due to Federal ATF agents conducting community safety search warrants using flash-bang devices during their operation.

No shell casings were located during the officer's search of the affected areas that residents made the complaints.