Report: Sandwich and pastry snarled traffic near courthouse

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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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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