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Lower Township Police Department
Tuesday June 4th, 2019 :: 05:04 p.m. EDT


UPDATE - Police Investigate Report of a Suspicious Person

UPDATE - Lower Township Police have identified the reported person as a male who was working on a project in his backyard with a nail gun.  This identification has been confirmed by the person reporting the incident.


On June 4, 2019 at approximately 2:49 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the neighborhood adjacent to the Douglass Memorial School and Lower Township Municipal Hall, on Bayshore Road in the Villas section of the Township, for the report of a person alleged to be in possession of a shotgun. 
Due to security protocols, both the school and township hall were locked down while the police conducted an extensive search of the area, including numerous contacts with people and neighbors in the area.  The search resulted in no further substantiation of the reported suspicious person.  After a short delay, the students were permitted to go home.  As a precaution, security has been increased in the area. 
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lower Township Police Department at 609-886-2711.

Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619

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