The Latest on a suspicious device found in New Jersey (all times local):
There has been a loud explosion in the area of the scene of a police investigation of a suspicious device found near at New Jersey train station.
Reporters for NJ.com and NBC reported the blast shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday.
Law enforcement had been examining a device near the Elizabeth train station.
Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage says two men called police and reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package after finding it at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Bollwage says the Union County bomb squad’s robotic device indicated the package the men left near the train trestle could be a live bomb. He says the FBI and state police will decide how to remove the device. It wasn’t immediately known if the blast was part of a controlled explosion.
New Jersey Transit says service has been suspended between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth. New York’s emergency management department says that New Jersey-bound Amtrak trains are being held at New York Penn Station.