This is the latest case in New Jersey of so-called swatting, in which people phone in phony bomb, hostage or other violent threats, resulting in a massive police response that often targets unsuspecting and innocent people.
Toms River police have arrested a 24-year-old Manchester woman in connection with a bomb threat at Ocean County Mall in Toms River on May 30. The threat was one of several "swatting" incidents that have plagued New Jersey towns in recent weeks.
The disruptive trend known as "swatting" has taken New Jersey by storm. There have been several incidents this past week alone, prompting heavy police presence at a school, mall or hospital for absolutely no reason.