New Jersey Labor Day Parade Canceled After Explosives Found Hidden Along Route


A man is in custody after authorities found multiple homemade explosives along the Labor Day parade route in New Jersey.

The scary part is the Governor, Phil Murphy, was scheduled to take part in the parade which would have passed by the explosives.

Authorities say there was no direct threat made against the Governor and they discovered the devices in a search unrelated to the parade.

The man taken into custody left six homemade devises on his property where the parade would pass in South Plainfield is in Middlesex County, about 40 miles southeast of New York City.

From ABC:

The annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield, New Jersey, was canceled after homemade explosives were found near a wooded area along the parade route, according to authorities.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy, had been scheduled to march in the 62nd annual parade, which had been scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m.

The parade was scrapped after a man who makes homemade, firework-like devices left a half dozen of the devices on his property near a wooded area along the parade route, authorities said.

The property owner, who was described as being in his 50s, was taken into custody and is expected to be charged, police said. His name was not immediately released.

Police said the discovery of the explosives was made during an investigation unrelated to the parade and likely had nothing to do with the event.