The “suspicious” package that prompted authorities to shut Morristown streets around the Morris County Courthouse during the Friday morning rush turned out to be a soft container holding a sandwich and a zeppole, reports The Daily Record.
A letter left beside the container outside the courthouse was what triggered concerns, officers of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper:
“After the package was rendered safe, the investigation continued with logical precautions,” [Sheriff’s Office Chief Gerard] Marinelli.Marinelli said. “Anyone would look into why an envelope was left, in today’s climate.”
The container was X-rayed and the envelope was examined by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the paper reported. Streets around the courthouse, closed for about an hour, were reopened around 9 am.