October 17, 2021 update:
Hamilton, NJ: On October 16, 2021, Hamilton Police were conducting an investigation in the area of Groveville / Allentown Road, regarding ongoing reports of numerous loud explosions in the area. At approximately 6:30 PM, the Hamilton Police Anti- Crime Unit witnessed and stopped a vehicle occupied by a male suspect that detonated an explosive device on Groveville Allentown Road. A motor vehicle stop was conducted a short distance from the explosion site and the suspect, 47 year old Hamilton resident, Branton B. Meshofski, was arrested.
The New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit responded and rendered the area safe.
Branton B. Meshofski was charged with several counts of 2nd degree Possession of an Explosive Device and 2nd degree Possession of a Destructive Device. Mr. Meshofski was transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility and is awaiting arraignment for these charges.
Detectives from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also assisted with this Investigation.
Hamilton Police are asking the public if anyone has additional information concerning this incident to contact Hamilton Detective Daniel Inman of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4035 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.
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Last night’s breaking news story here:
October 16, 2021
**This is a breaking news report with preliminary information from radio traffic and sources. An update will be made with corrections upon arrival of official information from authorities**
HAMILTON TWP (MERCER)– A man is in police custody tonight following an incident involving explosives, Saturday evening.
According to sources, the man was arrested around 7:00 pm following a police investigation in regards to multiple recent detonations. The vehicle was stopped by police on Yardville-Allentown Road near Yardville-Hamilton Square Road and he was taken into custody, according to radio reports and sources.
Sources also say that explosive material was located inside of the vehicle. NJ State Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene and a perimeter was set up as a precaution. The Hamilton Fire Department was put on standby also.
No further information is available at this time. We would like to remind you that this information is based off of radio reports and sources, and is NOT official information. Once official information is received, the story will be updated.