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Former employee calls in fake bomb threat at Morris County ShopRite, police say

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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