Fireworks confiscated and ignited in Brick

Brick police are investigating a fatal accident on Brick Boulevard in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

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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