A suspicious package found inside a Newark Ironbound section park had authorities temporarily lock down a nearby high school.
Police in te city's East Ward were called to the Independence Park at around at around 2:20 a.m. for reports of a suspicious package found inside the park.
Authorities taped off the area where they found the package then ordered officials at the East Side High School to undergo a lockdown procedure according to reports.
The Essex County Bomb Squad were called in to examine the package which was deemed safe shortly before 2:35 p.m.
The high school was dismissed from the school at the end of the school day with the incident.
Police are continuing the investigation.