Suspicious Package Brings Out Bomb Squad in Budd Lake

Wednesday morning November 9th around 7:30 am a State Trooper was in the Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 46 in the Village Green shopping plaza when a worker reported a suitcase outside the door that had been there overnight, the trooper notified the Mt. Olive Police and as a precaution they contacted the Morris County Bomb Squad. The county arrived as police were evacuating the mall and cordon off the area. The Budd Lake Fire Department and Hackettstown EMS were also on the scene, the county’s bomb tech was suited up and took and x-ray of the suitcase that was found to be just personal belongings. The Police were trying to contact the owner of the suitcase. The shopping center was reopened around 10:30 am.