UPDATED: Northern Secaucus WAS NOT on Lockdown, Man Had Gun

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS NEW INFORMATION

Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller has just contacted Hudson TV via email and provided updated information about this afternoon’s police incident in northern Secaucus.                                                                                                                                                  The first thing the Chief told Hudson TV was that the town was not on lockdown.  We originally reported that the northern end of Secaucus was on lockdown and there was police activity underway.  Chief Miller stated, “There was a man in possession of a gun at the Meadowlands Plaza Hotel.  He fled to the area of north end in Secaucus.  We had the schools shelter in place.  NO lockdown.  K-9 lost scent in North End.  Handgun is recovered.  Investigation is ongoing.”

In an earlier alert posted by Mayor Michael Gonnelli at 1:45 this afternoon, the Mayor stated that Maple Street to Trolley Park were in lockdown and residents in that area, plus those on Paulanne Terrace have been told to remain inside.  Campers at the Secaucus Summer Day Camp are safe and being held inside Clarendon School.  Reportedly, K-9 units are searching the back yards of homes.

Hudson TV will update this article if additional information is made available by the Secaucus Police Department.  For now, though, everyone is safe.