Metuchen police say school bomb threat was bank robbery diversion

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Saturday, November 5, 2016
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METUCHEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a high school in New Jersey.

Now police think it may have been an attempt to divert officers from a nearby bank robbery.

The threat was phoned into Metuchen High School at around 11 a.m.

The school was evacuated for nearly three hours as bomb-sniffing dogs made sure it was safe.

Meanwhile, both suspects in the robbery at a TD bank were arrested.