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Bomb squad fetches cannister found by cleanup crew near day-care center

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT : Rutherford police moved quickly after workers cleaning an abandoned apartment found a mysterious cannister up the street from a day-care center. The Bergen County Police Bomb Squad took it from there.

270 Union Avenue, Rutherford (GOOGLE image)

An undetermined number of children 6 years and under were at the Rutherford Child Care Center when workers in the three-story brick building at 270 Union Avenue found the 18-inch cylinder, about two to three inches in diameter, around 2 p.m. Monday.

It had “60mm mortar” written on top,” Detective Lt. Patrick Feliciano told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

“The entire building was evacuated along with adjacent residential homes and the day care center was advised to remain in the basement area as a precaution,” Feliciano said.

A call is in to the bomb squad to determine what the tube was made of and what was done with it.

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