Threat Prompts Mass Evacuation of Huge NJ Amazon Facility
The Amazon facility off of exit 12 on the New Jersey Turnpike was evacuated as a precautionary measure Monday after police say they received a threat.
Although police did not say what the exact threat was, Carteret Police Chief Dennis McFadden said the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene with bomb-sniffing K-9. Emergency radio also indicated it was a bomb threat.
“All threats are taken seriously and are investigated to the fullest,” McFadden said.
A spokesperson for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority confirmed the closure of the exit and entry ramp at interchange 12.
Chopper 4 was over the scene as hundreds of workers walked out of the facility, trekking parallel to the highway, early Monday afternoon.
In a statement, Amazon said: ““Today, out of an abundance of caution, our Carteret fulfillment center was evacuated following a potential threat. We take the safety of our employees and buildings seriously and are working closely with local law enforcement on their investigation.”
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