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Hackettstown Wawa cleared after bomb threat

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Wawa on Mountain Ave in Hackettstown was evacuated on Wednesday morning after a reported bomb threat.

On March 17, at around 10:32 a.m., police responded to Wawa, located at 299 Mountain Avenue for a bomb threat. An individual called the Wawa and reported that a vehicle in the parking lot was going to explode, police said.

Upon arrival of police, the building was evacuated and the area was cordoned off. The Morris County Sheriff’s Bomb K-9 and Morris County Sheriff’s Bomb Unit responded to conduct a search of the property, police said.

The area was deemed safe and Wawa then reopened, police said.

The incident remains under investigation, police said.

Assisting was the Hackettstown Office of Emergency Management, Hackettstown Department of Public Works, Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal’s, and the Hackettstown Fire Department.

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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