UPDATE: Brigantine’s Cove Beach Re-Opens After Earlier Bomb Threat
The Cove beach in Brigantine (Atlantic County) has re-opened as of 2 pm Saturday, following a closure because of a reported bomb threat earlier in the day.
Brigantine's mayor, Andy Simpson, told the Press of Atlantic City that a note was discovered by one of the badge checkers this morning. The note claimed a bomb was on the beach.
Up to 1,000 beach goers were evacuated around 11 am Saturday as police and bomb squad officials investigated the threat.
6 ABC now reports that no devices were found on the beach. There is no danger to the public at this point. As such, officials have re-opened the beach.
The Cove, which an area of beach facing the bay, is popular with beach-goers because vehicles are allowed.
NBC10's Denise Nakano shared a video on Twitter showing a mass exodus of traffic from the usually bustling shore town earlier this morning.
Brigantine is located just to the north of Atlantic city. Of course, the Fourth of July weekend is often one of the busiest weekends of the year at the Jersey Shore.