$1K Offered for Arrest in Lawnside Bomb Scare

On Thursday the bomb squad was called to the Lawnside Police Station after police found a letter stating that there was a bomb on the premises.

By David Chang
|  Monday, Mar 11, 2013  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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Authorities are looking for a man caught on surveillance who allegedly planted a fake bomb at a Camden County municipal building on Thursday. The note attached to the package was addressed to Lawnside Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow, according to investigators. NBC10's Cydney Long tried to contact the mayor and reports the latest investigation updates.

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Authorities are looking for a man caught on surveillance who allegedly planted a fake bomb at a Camden County municipal building on Thursday. The note attached to the package was addressed to Lawnside Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow, according to investigators. NBC10's Cydney Long tried to contact the mayor and reports the latest investigation updates.

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A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who police suspect placed a suspicious package inside the Lawnside municipal building.

On Thursday the bomb squad was called to the Lawnside Police Station after police found a letter stating that there was a bomb on the premises. Officers then found a bag containing a pair of flares taped to two pipes in the municipal building elevator addressed to Lawnside Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow.

Investigators say the device did not contain explosives and was instead filled with screws. On Sunday, police released pictures of the man suspected of placing the device in the building. They also say the images were captured between 7 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.

Investigators describe the person of interest as a white male standing at 5-foot-10. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. If you have any information on the man’s identity, please call the Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Fred Lang at 609-381-4940.

 


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