BRICK TOWNSHIP — Officers from the New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad took possession of, and detonated, a makeshift firework in Brick Friday morning at around 8:30 a.m.
According to the Brick Township Police Department, “The public was never in any danger during this incident.”
Police responded to a vacant residence on Island Court after township inspectors located what was described as “a cylindrically shaped cardboard firework” which contained black powder. The firework was described as appearing similar to a paper towel roll.
An electronic alert sent by the police department said that a “brief loud noise” was to be expected.
The firework was ignited by the state police bomb squad at the Brick Township Police Department’s firing range.
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