Residents allowed back home after suspicious device found in Linden

Residents in two apartment buildings on the 1100 block of West St. Georges Avenue in Linden were allowed back home after they were evacuated as a precaution when a suspicious device was found.



The device was disrupted and disabled by the Union County Bomb Squad around 9 p.m. Tuesday.



Linden Mayor Derek Armstead says that he was not prepared to call the device a bomb because the investigation is still ongoing. But he tells News 12 New Jersey that the device was designed to look like a bomb.



Linden police were first called to the scene around 6 p.m. when the device was found. Witnesses say it was found near a phone booth by the Quick Buy convenience store.



Anyone who might have any information about the incident is urged to call Linden police or the Union County Prosecutor's Office.


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