Bomb threat in Guttenberg: West New York schools on lockdown due to threats

Guttenberg Police responded to bomb threats in a couple of locations in town on Tuesday, at the Galaxy Towers apartments and also allegedly at City Hall.

Law enforcement swept the grounds of the area with K9 officers.

Mayor Gerald Drasheff told Hudson TV he couldn’t yet confirm the locations due to the investigation.

Guttenberg Town Hall is at 6808 Park Ave. and 301 69th St. is the location of Anna L. Klein Elementary School.

Hudson County Sheriff’s Department and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue were also on scene.

West New York Mayor Felix Roque said that all West New York Schools were on lockdown as a precaution and all garbage cans were being searched.

 

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