Authorities determined that a suspicious backpack found in a Morristown plumbing store on Thursday afternoon did not contain anything harmful, according to police.
“We always respond with an abundance of caution. We would rather be safe than sorry,” said Morristown Police Lt. Stuart Greer.
Police responded to T.P.S. Plumbing and Heating Supply at 1:41 pm to a report of a support of a suspicious backpack, he said.
The bomb squad and criminal investigation division of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office investigated further, Lt. Greer said. The Morristown Fire Department and the Morris County Office of Emergency Management also responded to the scene.
Spring Place was closed until the scene was cleared, around 3 pm.