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Envelope Marked ‘Anthrax’ Found at Chubb Corp. in Readington, N.J., ‘Not a Threat’



Readington Township Police were dispatched to the Chubb Corporation Campus on Halls Mill Road on Wednesday in response to a report of a suspicious envelope that had been marked “anthrax,” Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John Kuczynski, and Readington Township Police Chief Sebastian Donaruma announced.

“The Hunterdon County Hazmat Team responded and subsequently determined that the letter was not a threat and removed it from the scene,” according to Kearns.  “The letter was turned over to the FBI for further testing at the New Jersey State Police Laboratory.”

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Newark Office), Hunterdon County Health Department personnel, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, and Whitehouse Fire Company assisted with the investigation.

logo_final_113015If a suspect is arrested and found guilty, the third degree crime of Terroristic Threats is punishable by up to five years in state prison, say officials.

“This is an active investigation,” the prosecutor’s office pointed out.”Information can be called in to the Readington Police Department at (908) 534-4031, or the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at (908) 788-1129.”




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