HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 42-year-old Morristown man has been charged after allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat last month, according to police.
On May 26, police responded to the Shoprite on Hanover Avenue for a bomb threat. According to a store employee, an unknown male caller called the store and stated “there is a bomb in the store” and then hung up, police said.
Another employee of the store recognized the number and called it back and also recognized the voice as a former employee of the store, who was identified as Victor Simpson, police said.
After a brief investigation, Simpson was arrested and charged with creating a false public alarm. He was transported to the Morris County Jail pending a court appearance, police said.