UPDATE: Bomb scare shuts down part of South Olden Avenue in Hamilton

January 14, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

Click here to see MidJersey.News’ previous story: BREAKING: Hamilton Police investigating possible bomb situation

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER): On January 14, 2021, at approximately 2:00 PM, Hamilton Police Officers were detailed to a residence on the 800 block of S. Olden Avenue on a suspicious item located in the residence.  Responding officers observed a cell phone picture from the owner of the residence, of what appeared to be an explosive device in their tenants’ bedroom.  

The New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit and a Mercer County Sheriffs’ Bomb Detection Dog was dispatched to the seen, as well as detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office. The residence was then cleared of the suspicious device.  Upon further inspection of the item, it was determined that it was an imitation explosive device.   

No criminal charges were filed in this case.

Hamilton Police Detective Nicholas Schulte, of the Criminal Investigations Section, was assigned this investigation.  Detective Schulte can be contacted at (609) 689-5825 or via email at nschulte@hamiltonpd.org

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