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Authorities: Threats made against Montclair libraries coincide with ‘Drag Story Hour’ event

The library was evacuated as a precaution. No explosives were found.

Matt Trapani

Jul 1, 2024, 12:22 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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Bomb threats made at several locations in Montclair on Sunday coincided with one of the town’s Pride Month events, according to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.
The threats were made against the Montclair Public Library main branch on South Fullerton Street and at the location on Bellevue Avenue, which was closed at the time.
Officials say the threats were emailed and coincided with a “Drag Story Hour” event scheduled at the library’s main breach. It was part of Montclair’s Pride Month celebrations.
The library was evacuated Sunday afternoon as a precaution. No explosives were found.
“Bias incidents are an affront to our values that honor the rich diversity of cultures, religions and ideals…Hate and violence have no place in New Jersey,” Attorney General Matt Platkin wrote in a statement.
Anyone with information about the threats is urged to contact the Montclair Police Department.


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