Turnpike Temporarily Shut Down Following Security Scare

Part of the New Jersey Turnpike was shut down in both directions for about an hour on Tuesday as police investigated reports of a man with a bomb.

The Turnpike was shut down for 30 miles between exits 1 and exit 4, starting at 6:30 p.m. as agencies, including the FBI respond to scene, police said.

A 27-year-old man from Sturbridge, Mass was taken into custody and he was said to be cooperative.  A search of his car found no weapons or explosives, a federal official said. 

His mother reportedly called police on her son -- however the circumstances of that call -- and the reasons behind it --are unclear.

Traffic was diverted onto Interstate 295 between Exit 4 in Mount Laurel and Exit 1 at the southern terminus of the toll road near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

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