Nutley New Jersey police recently arrested a juvenile accused of making threats against the local public library.
Officials at the Nutley Public Library notified the Nutley Police Department after two juveniles allegedly showed up at the library and issued threats.
Police responded by closing down the library and blocking off streets, which caused issues for parents trying to get their kids from a nearby school.
Investigators later determined that the juveniles did not pose actual threats. The exact nature of the threats has not been disclosed by law enforcement.
Nutley NJ detectives investigated the situation and eventually placed one juvenile under arrest. He now faces juvenile crime charges for creating a false public alarm.
Since the criminal action was classified as a juvenile offense, the minor suspect was not kept in police custody; instead, he was released to his parents.
Nutley police detectives are still investigating the threats and may arrest second juvenile.
Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo issued a statement about the arrests and said that authorities take “every threat or suspicious incident very seriously.”
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Child Charged After Threats Shut Down Nutley Library.”