ENVELOPE MARKED “ANTHRAX” FOUND AT CHUBB CORPORATION IN READINGTON TOWNSHIP

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Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John Kuczynski, and Readington Township Police Chief Sebastian Donaruma announced that on Wednesday, October 5 th, the Readington Township Police Department was dispatched to the Chubb Corporation Campus on Halls Mill Road for a suspicious envelope that had been marked “Anthrax.”

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According to Prosecutor Kearns, “The Hunterdon County Hazmat Team responded and subsequently determined that the letter was not a threat and removed it from the scene. The letter was turned over to the FBI for further testing at the New Jersey State Police Laboratory.” The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Newark Office), Hunterdon County Health Department personnel, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, and Whitehouse Fire Company assisted with the investigation. The Prosecutor added, “I commend the professional response and multi-agency teamwork by all those involved.” If a suspect is arrested and found guilty, the third degree crime of Terroristic Threats is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison. This is an active investigation. Information can be called in to the Readington Police Department at 908-534-4031 or the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788-1129.

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