Bomb Squad in Hoboken

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Pictured above is the suspect from 632 Garden St. He is said to reside at that location and may be a veteran possibly with some personal issues. Hoboken Police, EMS, two trucks from the Jersey City Bomb Squad and a bomb sniffing dog are on site and tending to a clean sweep of the location.

The police issued a statement on an action on Garden St. near 7th St.:

At approximately 11:15 A.M. this morning the Hoboken Police Department received notification that an individual brandishing a weapon had been sited on Garden Street between 6th Street & 7th Street. Police were dispatched to the area and apprehended the individual without any incident. At that time, police officers on the scene were made aware that the individual in question may have had other weapons in his place of residence located on Garden Street between 6th Street & 7th Street.

According to Public Safety Director Angel Alicea and Police Captain James Fitzsimmons, a preliminary search of the apprehended individual’s residence is being conducted. To ensure public safety and provide access to emergency vehicles and personnel participating in the search, Garden Street between 6th Street & 8th Street has been closed until the completion of the operation.

Local schools have been notified of the incident and all precautions have been initiated to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

Updates regarding this incident and the closure of Garden Street between 6th Street & 8th Street will be provided as soon as new information is available.

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