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Arsonist Targets New Jersey Police Station

Someone torched a New Jersey police station early Monday morning.

The alleged arsonist however didn’t succeed in his or her attempt to burn down the Tewksbury Township Police Department located along Route 517 around 5:40 a.m.

“This appears to be an intentional act that could have had the potential to engulf the entire structure and trap occupants,” said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III.

Luckily, crews from the nearby Fairmount & Oldwick Fire Departments and the Tewksbury Rescue Squad quickly arrived at the scene and got the fire under control.

“The potential for death or serious injury was averted,” said Kearns. “I commend the first responders and the officers for their quick response.”

Authorities didn’t release any information on the full extent of damage. They asked anyone with information on the arson to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or online, or text messaging “HCTIPS” and a tip message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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