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Absecon Police Department
Tuesday August 22nd, 2023 :: 04:41 p.m. EDT


Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation at Absecon Housing Complex

At 9:58 AM, the Absecon Police Department, in coordination with local law enforcement agencies, responded swiftly to a potential threat situation during an eviction process on Marin Drive. The landlord had alerted authorities about a tenant who was suspected of possessing explosives and had made threats to detonate them.

The Absecon Police Department, in collaboration with the Atlantic City Bomb Squad, Atlantic County SWAT team, Galloway Township PD, Pleasantville PD, Egg Harbor Township PD, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, swiftly mobilized to assess and neutralize the situation.

Extensive precautionary measures were taken to protect and remove nearby residents from potential harm. Residents in proximity of the apartment were displaced for approximately three hours.
Following a thorough investigation, it was determined that no harmful materials were found within the premises.

“This incident serves as a testament to the exceptional teamwork and expertise of our law enforcement agencies,” said Chief JR Laughlin. “The immediate response and coordinated efforts of our local and county partners helped ensure the safety and well-being of our community.”

The Absecon Police Department is conducting a follow-up investigation to determine the credibility of the information that was initially received.

We would like to express our gratitude to Pleasantville, Galloway and Egg Harbor Township Police Departments, Atlantic County Sherriff’s Department, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Atlantic County SWAT, Atlantic City Bomb Squad, Galloway Township EMS, and Absecon Fire Department.

Additionally, the department extends its appreciation to the residents affected by the temporary evacuation for their patience and cooperation.

Absecon Police Department
500 N. Mill Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-641-0667

Marin Dr
Absecon, NJ 08201

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