Report: Sandwich and pastry snarled traffic near courthouse

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.

A portion of Washington Street in Morristown was closed on Friday while the Morris Sheriff's Office investigated a suspicious package, later found to contain a sandwich and a pastry. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

A portion of Washington Street in Morristown was closed on Friday while the Morris Sheriff’s Office investigated a suspicious package, later found to contain a sandwich and a pastry. Photo by Kevin Coughlin



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