just_in1redbankgreen‘s Dustin Racioppi describes a “surprisingly subdued scene” in Rumson as authorities respond to a purported bomb threat Tuesday evening.

As of 5:20p, West River Road remained closed from First to Third streets as police detour traffic around the Bank of America branch that a suspect, said to have been carrying a suitcase, purportedly threatened to blow up.

Police cars were arrayed on the north side of West River Road, opposite the bank, feeding speculation that a suspect had been apprehended there.

A report on the police scanner around 4:30p suggested that a suspect may have been stopped, and witnesses told redbankgreen they saw police with guns drawn, possibly in the direction of a suspect.

None of this information has been confirmed, however.

Stay tuned.