This morning at around 7:20 a.m., the Kearny Police Department received a call about a man making loud noises from his porch at 151 Seeley Ave. (which is between Devon and Chestnut streets.)
As of now, Kearny Chief George King says the man making the noises is in police custody and has been transported to a hospital for evaluation.
A few surrounding homes were evacuated for the safety of those residents.
The man in question, King says, reportedly said his house was “booby trapped,” but then later recanted. As such, the home will be fully searched soon.
There are no injuries at all, King says.
As this situation is fluid, residents and drivers should avoid Seeley Avenue, which is currently shut down.
Check back for more on this developing situation.
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