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NJ Target Store Evacuated for Report of Suspicious Item

A Target store in New Jersey was evacuated Wednesday evening as police investigated a report of a suspicious package. 

A shopper at the Target in Edgewater, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, tweeted NBC 4 New York to report police "just kicked all of us out and won't explain reason." 

A photo showed Edgewater police vehicles stationed outside the store, and the entrance taped off.  

Edgewater police later said employees called 911 after spotting a box near the security vestibule at the store.

Bergen County bomb squad and Edgewater police responded and found the box empty. They determined the store was safe and cleared it for customers to return. 

Calls to the store were not answered. 

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