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.