Montclair Police shut down Bloomfield Avenue from Glenridge Ave to South Willow Street Thursday afternoon when they responded to 425 Bloomfield Avenue on a third-party caller reporting an active shooter inside of the building.
425 Bloomfield Avenue is a commercial and residential building in the middle of the Central Business District and as a result, all vehicular and pedestrian traffic was diverted upon arrival of patrol units.
A rapid deployment team of first arriving officers was established and they immediately made entry into the building. The building was thoroughly searched and at 12:09 hours the scene was declared “all clear”.
No individuals were taken into custody. The caller was identified and after investigation it was determined that the report of an active shooter was unfounded.
Photos: Dan Hamilton