Police have detonated a suspicious vest that was among items that a Clifton pawn shop purchased from a storage locker.


Clifton Police detonate a suspicious device found in a storage unit (WABC TV)

News 12 New Jersey reports the device turned out to be a movie prop. The explosion rocked a portion of downtown Clifton early Friday and shut down Route 46.

Authorities tell News 12-New Jersey the owner of New 4 You pawn shop on Lakeview Avenue was going through the items when he made the discovery.

The owner's wife described the device as a black vest with wires, switches and electronics.

A four-block area was evacuated Thursday night as bomb squad members inspected and destroyed the device.

No injuries were reported.

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