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UPDATE: Bomb Threat in Bergen County Deemed Safe After Investigation

Bergen County

By: Richard L. Smith 

A reported bomb threat in Cliffside Park led to a comprehensive investigation and precautionary sweep on Friday, February 9, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella.Ad The threat, reported in the mid-afternoon at a location on the 500 block of Anderson Avenue, prompted a swift response from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad alongside the Cliffside Park Police Department.

Officials said that following an extensive search of the area, the Bomb Squad confirmed there were no threats to public safety, allowing residents to safely return to their homes by approximately 5:30 p.m. the same day.

The investigation was a collaborative effort involving the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under Acting Chief Matthew Finck, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, led by Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Cliffside Park Police Department, under Chief Marc Marano.

Prosecutor Musella extended his gratitude to the local police and fire departments, the United States Secret Service Newark Division, under Special Agent in Charge Aaron Hatley, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their crucial roles in the investigation.