Meteorite Strikes House in Hopewell Township

May 8, 2023

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hopewell Township Police say that a metallic object believed to be a meteorite struck the roof a residence located on Old Washington Crossing-Pennington Road.  The ranch style home was occupied at the time but there were no injuries reported.  The object, which is described as approximately 4” x 6” is oblong in shape and appears metallic.  It penetrated the roof, the ceiling and then impacted the hardwood floor before coming to a rest. 

Hopewell Township Police Department has contacted several other agencies for assistance in positively identifying the object and safeguarding the residents and the object. 

This may be related to a current Meteor shower called the Eta Aquariids.  The investigation is on-going.

Hopewell Township Fire Department, EMS and Trenton Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team also responded to the scene.

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