A briefcase left next to a dumpster prompted the use of a bomb-sniffing dog at 200 White Road in Little Silver this morning, the Asbury Park Press is reporting.

The presence of the unattended briefcase was reported to police at about 7:30a, and after an investigation, the bag was deemed safe and the scene was cleared at about 8:45, the Press says.

From the Press:

The briefcase was found at the south east rear corner of the building.

Authorities evacuated the building and the Little Silver First Aid and Fire Company
stood by as a bomb detection dog from the Earl Naval Weapons Station checked the suspicious case and determined it safe, [police Lt. Joseph] Mazza said.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit and the Sheriff’s Department responded.

A suspicious-package investigation continues, Mazza said.

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