The AP via Fox News is reporting that police are investigating a suspicious car in Newark, New Jersey:
A police bomb squad in New Jersey’s largest city is using a robot to examine a vehicle containing what appears to be two gasoline canisters, wires and some type of device.
Police said earlier Wednesday that the wires were connected to the device, but now say they’re not sure that’s the case.
The Dodge Omni is parked about six car lengths from a railroad overpass in Newark that serves Amtrak and NJ Transit trains. The trains are still running.
Detective Sgt. Ronald Glover says authorities have identified the owner of the car through motor vehicle records and are attempting to contact that person.
I’ll update with more when I get it.
Update: According to CNN, the police have given the all clear.
And this is from the AP:
Police in New Jersey’s largest city say a car parked near a railroad overpass and containing gas cans and wires is not a bomb.
A police bomb squad was dispatched to examine the Dodge Omni on Wednesday after a passer-by reported it as suspicious.
Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy says police found two gasoline canisters sitting on top of a toolbox inside the car. Wires protruded from the toolbox and a battery pack nearby, but nothing was connected.
McCarthy says: “At this point we know it’s not a bomb.”
Police do not know why the car was there or whether it might have been a hoax.