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New Jersey Strip Mall Briefly Evacuated Over Pressure Cooker Find

The local fire chief said the pressure cooker "didn't look right" but didn't immediately elaborate more on what made it stand out

Glen Rock scene
News 4

A strip mall in New Jersey was briefly evacuated Tuesday as authorities responded to the discovery of what the local fire chief described as a pressure cooker that "didn't look right" in a shopping cart.

The Bergen County bomb squad was called to the complex, which houses a deli, a farmer's market and other shops, on Prospect Street in Glen Rock after the item was discovered around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The "all clear" was declared a short time later.

The evacuations were ordered strictly as a precautionary measure. The Glen Rock fire chief didn't elaborate on what exactly "didn't look right" about the pressure cooker. Police and fire officials say there was no specific threat against the area or anyone in it prior to the pressure cooker discovery.

No other details were immediately available. Chopper 4 showed the area completely cordoned off as officers canvassed the scene.

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