Update: Blame it on Ebay. Mayor Fried’s crudely wrapped package most likely contained computer keys he ordered from Ebay. Some weird paper used to wrap the package prompted Fried to call police.
If you saw police presence on Union Street today, it was in response to a “suspicious letter” sent Mayor Fried’s house.
The Montclair Police Department received a call earlier today concerning a suspicious letter received by a Union Street resident. Montclair Police, Montclair Fire, Nutley Hazmat, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and the United States Postal Police all responded and assisted at the scene. The contents of the letter have yet to be identified pending a complete analysis by the JTTF. The scene was immediately secured and there is no risk to the general public.
This is an active investigation being conducted by the Montclair Police Department, the FBI JTTF and the US Postal Police. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Montclair Police Department at 973-744-1234.