Bomb threat at Gloucester Shop-Rite a hoax, investigation finds

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – On Thursday, February 11, 2021, at approximately 5:23pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department were dispatched to the Shoprite on Chews Landing Road for a telephonic threat that the building is going to blow up.

Upon arrival, officers began to safely evacuate the business. Officers than began to evacuate surrounding businesses that were located in the same complex as the Shoprite. A short time later, The Market Place Shopping Center was safely and completely evacuated.

The Camden County Sheriffs Department Bomb Squad responded with K9 bomb dogs to conduct searches of the complex. The searches were negative for any signs of destructive devices.

Fire Departments and EMS from Gloucester Township also responded to assist. The incident is currently under investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Department Investigations Bureau.

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If anyone has any additional information in reference to this incident, please call 9-1-1, the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or call the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560.

To send an Anonymous Tip Via text message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177