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Middletown Target Store Evacuated for Gas Leak

Fire crew responds to report of the odor of gas at Target in Middletown
Fire crew responds to report of the odor of gas at Target in Middletown (Laurie Cataldo, Townsquare Media NJ)

The Target store in Middletown was evacuated on Sunday for a gas leak.

Customers leaving Target in Middletown following evacuation over a gas leak (Laurie Cataldo, Townsquare Media NJ)

Shoppers calmly left the store after being told to leave without explanation by store personnel around 12 noon as a number of fire trucks and other emergency personnel arrived. Nearly 200 customers and employees are estimated to have been evacuated.

The Monmouth County Police,Fire & EMS Facebook reports that store employees reported the smell of gas in the store on Route 35. New Jersey Natural Gas has reported at least 2 broken lines.

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Laurie Cataldo contributed to this report

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