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Second Bomb Threat in Two Weeks Evacuates Consumer Centre in West Long Branch

Bomb threat was made Feb. 10 as well

A second bomb threat has been made at the Consumer Centre in West Long Branch on Sunday afternoon, exactly one week after one was made at the same location.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., a man reportedly called 911 and said there was a bomb in Buy Buy Baby, according to West Long Branch Police Chief Lawrence Mihlon.

The shopping center located at 310 Highway 36 has been evacuated while the threat is investigated by the West Long Branch Police, Fire and EMS. Bomb dogs were also requested to check the area.

Police are asking people to avoid the area until crews are finished checking the area.

"The incident is being investigated, including whether or not this incident is in any way related to the incident from last week," Chief Mihlon said.

A similar threat was made on Sunday, Feb. 10, and was found to be unfounded by the West Long Branch Police.

This is a breaking news story and it will be updated as soon as more information becomes available

Thomas A. Blasi February 18, 2013 at 04:55 AM
Maybe a disgruntled employee! Maybe an employee whose job was terminated in one of the strip malls stores. The strip mall has many vacancies including the music store that once occupied the left side of the mall and Staples and others in that strip mall.

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