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SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A white package attached to a parachute with a handwritten note indicating it was not a bomb fell from the sky Tuesday into a Kendall Park solar panel field.

The device, which raised alarms, turned out to be a weather monitoring device, one of six released Sunday from the New Brunswick area by a NASA scientist, police said.

According to police, around 11:53 a.m., Officer Salvator Fama was dispatched to a solar panel field located at 147 New Road in the Kendall Park section of the township for a report of a white package attached to a parachute that had fallen down from the sky.

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Employees at the solar panel field told Fama the package was making a hissing sound and contained a handwritten note indicating it was not a bomb. The note also made mention of the president.

Video of the package was captured by WNBC 4 New York which can be viewed at this link.

Police said it was the second package that had been located in New Jersey on Tuesday and since President Trump was staying at his Somerset County golf club, extra precautions were taken. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit, Kendall Park Fire Department and federal authorities were contacted to resolve the situation.

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Police said the package was later determined to be a weather monitoring device which come down after a period of time at random locations.

The weather researchers apologize for any concerns raised by the handwritten note on the device, police said adding no charges are being filed in connection with the incident.

Staff Writer Suzanne Russell: 732-565-7335; srussell@mycentraljersey.com 

 

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