MAYWOOD, N.J. -- Bergen County's bomb squad had a busy Friday morning in Maywood after a trio of suspicious bags were found in the same area.
All turned out harmless.
Two separate backpacks were found by a police officer at an Essex Street bus shelter near Maywood Avenue around 4:45 a.m., Police Chief David Pegg said.
The streets were closed off and the area secured.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad found both backpacks stuffed with papers, the chief said.
A jogger then called police just before 6:30 a.m. after finding a suspicious bag on Maywood Avenue between Essex Street and Demarest Place, Pegg said.
Bomb Squad techs returned and found electronic equipment in the bag.
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