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Suspicious Package in Newark Ironbound Park Locks Down High School

By rlsmetro on

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.