Holmdel Town Center evacuated over bomb threat Thursday
Police are looking for the passenger in a Silver Sedan who reportedly yelled out to pedestrians near the Five Below Store at the Holmdel Town Center Thursday night that a bomb was about to explode in the shopping center.
A 9-1-1 call came in around 8:15 pm and Holmdel Police then arrived on location and began an evacuation of the entire complex.
After all of the buildings were evacuated, the area was closed to any additional traffic.
Once the area was secured, K-9 Bomb teams from the Holmdel Police, Monmouth County Sheriff’s, Marlboro Township and Middletown Township responded and swept every store.
The sweep began at 9:07 pm and was completed at 10:30 pm and all stores were re-opened shortly afterwards.
Holmdel Police are asking that if anyone witnessed anything suspicious around the time of the 9-1-1 call, please contact Detective Sergeant Theodore Sigismondi at 732-946-4400.
Holmdel Fire Company #2, Holmdel First Aid, and Holmdel Office of Emergency Management also responded to assist with the evacuation.
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