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Police receive Freehold Raceway Mall bomb threat; second bomb threat at mall in 3 days

Police say they received a call from someone claiming there was a bomb at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Route 9 in Freehold.

News 12 Staff

Jul 6, 2020, 3:23 PM

Updated 1,421 days ago

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Police say they received a call from someone claiming there was a bomb at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Route 9 in Freehold.
According to police, they received a transferred phone call Sunday around 7:30 p.m. from the neighboring Marlboro Police Department with a person on the line claiming that there was a bomb at the mall.
Officers from Freehold police and the Monmouth County sheriff were on scene, along with K-9 units from other departments searching the mall, concentrating on the food court between Macy's and Nordstrom.
Police have not released any suspect information. No explosives or suspicious items were located during the sweeps. 
Police say it’s the second bomb threat surrounding the mall in three days. Investigators say Friday night, another call was received from what sounded like a child on the phone.
This incident and the similar incident on July 3, 2020 are being investigated by both Freehold Township Police and Marlboro Township Police.  Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact the Freehold Township Police Department – Detective Ketelaar (732)-294-2110 ext. 5144 or the Marlboro Township Police (732)-536-0100.


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