Bergen County Police Department Bomb Squad deemed the package safe after a two-hour investigation in the campus mailroom. Only part of the campus was evacuated.
A suspicious package, which county police say turned out to be "harmless," caused part of the Bergen Community College Paramus campus to be evacuated Tuesday afternoon. The package was deemed suspicious by mailroom workers as it was an unexpected delivery which had "suspicious handwriting and no sender information" according to Lt. James Mullin of the Bergen County Police Department. Mullin said the entire campus was not evacuated, just the mailroom and surrounding area for a two-hour period as Bomb Squad personnell investigated. The bomb squad later deemed the package "safe" said Mullin. 'Like' New Milford Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Woodcrest Center Nursing Home staff received a letter referencing Aurora, Colorado shootings; bomb squad and K-9 unit called in.
The Bergen County Bomb Squad and K-9 units were called to the Woodcrest Center Nursing Home on River Road shortly before noon in response to a letter received by the staff Wednesday referencing the recent theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. "A letter was sent to the staff in general referencing the recent events in Aurora," Police Chief Frank Papapietro said. "We are taking this very seriously and using every precaution." According to Papapietro, the letter, addressed to no specific person, contained numerous clippings on the Aurora theater massacre taken from various newspapers and indicated that the person who wrote the letter was in possession of guns, knives and explosives. According to Papapietro, the "threatening, yet non-…