Seaside Heights police: Swatting to blame for fake bomb threat against boardwalk

Seaside Heights Police Chief Tommy Boyd said numerous 911 calls came in around 9 a.m. that made threats against the boardwalk, saying bombs were planted.

Lanette Espy and Jim Murdoch

Sep 11, 2023, 1:48 PM

Updated 287 days ago

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A bomb threat that closed the boardwalk in Seaside Heights for over an hour Monday morning was confirmed as a swatting incident, according to police.
Seaside Heights Police Chief Tommy Boyd said numerous 911 calls came in around 9 a.m. that made threats against the boardwalk, saying bombs were planted. Police say they responded immediately and cleared the area as multiple agencies, including the FBI, investigated the swatting incident.
“You can never blow anything off because that's when it's going to go bad," Boyd said. "We do what we do, we make it as efficient as possible. We don't waste our time. We have the FBI here, they're very good at tracing stuff."
Boyd said they are going to do everything in their power to find who did this.


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