Paterson 'drone' identified as children's toy

Drone reportedly seen landing on federal building in Paterson. Police investigating.

Drone reportedly seen landing on federal building in Paterson. Police investigating. (12/9/15)

PATERSON - A drone reportedly seen flying and landing on a federal building in Paterson has been identified as a toy, according to police.

Paterson police received reports around 5 p.m. Wednesday that a drone was seen flying around the federal building located near 200 Federal Plaza and landing on the roof.

The Passaic County Sherriff's Office, Paterson Fire Department and Passaic County Bomb Squad were called in to investigate. The area around the building was closed off as a precaution.

Police were soon able to determine that the drone was actually a child's plastic flying toy and it posed no danger.

Paterson police have not said to whom the toy may have belonged, or if they will face any charges.

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