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Police Investigate Threat In Hamilton Township; Man In Custody

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HAMILTON Twp., N.J., (CBS) – Authorities tell Eyewitness News a man is in custody in connection with a threat called in to police in Hamilton Township.

Initially, New Jersey State Police believed the call could have been a bomb threat, causing a scene in one Hamilton Township neighborhood.

“Troopers on the other side told us to please stand back, to go in, because they really don’t know what’s going to happen next,” a resident said.

Uncertainty left many Hamilton Township neighbors outside their homes waiting for answers, as police lined the streets after reports of a possible bomb threat were traced to this car.

“The state trooper helicopter was very low. It looked like it was going to land somewhere, and I did see the troopers outside of the helicopters with the guns drawn and everything,” a resident said.

Police tell Eyewitness News the man driving this cab made a suspicious call to New Jersey State Police Tuesday afternoon.

“Received a phone call with nonspecific threats. At that time a response was initiated,” Sergeant Adam Grossman said.

Police found the man driving in his car on East State Street.  Police blocked off the street and took him into custody.

Neighbors looked on as police searched the cab and brought in bomb sniffing dogs, but no explosives were found.

“It is scary, because you never know what’s going to happen next,” a resident said.

Police tell Eyewitness News the man is still in custody and have not said whether or not he will be any facing charges.

No injuries were reported.

The incident remains under investigation.

Stay with CBSPhilly.com for the latest information on this developing story…

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