September 23, 2022
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 2:50 p.m. the Hamilton Township Police Department and Hamilton Township Fire Department was dispatched to the Hamilton Township Public Works Department at 240 Tampa Avenue for a “Hazardous Materials” incident but the worker reporting the hazmat would not say what it was. About 4 minutes later additional fire units were sent to the scene at Hamilton Public Works Garage for some kind of incident in the hazardous materials storage unit. A short time later a NJ State Police Bomb Unit and members of their Hazardous Materials Team arrived. Fire crews stretched a hose line for protection.
Around 4:27 p.m. a man in a full protective bomb suit emerged and carried something with wires away from the scene.
Around 5:20 p.m. the situation was under control and all fire units were returning to their stations.
It was unclear what exactly was found and what the bomb squad was doing there.
This is a breaking news report and when official information becomes available the story will be updated.
Above: A NJ State Trooper in a protective bomb suit carries out something that appears to have wires attached to it. Hamilton Township Fire Department is standing by for fire protection. Hamilton Police closed off Tampa Avene at South Olden Avenue to the entrance to Public Works. It is unclear exactly what the device or chemicals were. The situation was resolved around 5:00 p.m.