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Bomb threat clears Englewood City Hall, area businesses

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Investigators were looking into the possibility of a disgruntled employee making a bomb threat that cleared Englewood City Hall and a half-dozen or so area businesses this afternoon.

“It appears to have been a hoax,” Detective Capt. Tim Torell told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

The person who received the threat called police just after 3:30 p.m.

The elite Englewood Emergency Services Unit responded and summoned the Bergen County Bomb Squad.

City Hall, the targeted business on West Palisade Avenue and several other area businesses were evacuated as a precaution, while ambulances and paramedics remained on standby.

Soon after, the all-clear was given.

TOP: Boyd A. Loving FILE PHOTO

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