New Jersey holiday parade canceled after 'destructive devices' found

New Jersey holiday parade canceled after 'destructive devices' found

The parade was cancelled due to security concerns.

Kaiser's younger brother told CBS New York that Kaiser had brought a homemade firework to the bar.

He was charged with two counts of possessing a destructive device, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni Sea Bright Police Chief Brett M. Friedman and South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker said in a joint statement.

TAPinto South Plainfield live streamed the conference, during which Anesh said a number of devices were found near Kaiser's home and near the start of the parade, which Anesh said he believed had not been cancelled before in its decades-long run.

No direct threat was made to the parade or the governor.

Kaiser's brother told journalist Samantha Liebman that authorities distorted the situation, saying "they're not finding anything" and said authorities were shooting "from the hip".

South Plainfield Man Charged with Possessing Destructive Devices as Town Cancels Its Labor Day Festivities
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Earlier, the South Plainfield Labor Day Parade-which was scheduled to be celebrated for the 62nd year in a row-was cancelled after law enforcement came across what they termed a "destructive device" apparently left at Donovan's Reef bar in Sea Bright, another borough also located in Monmouth County.

"Police are conducting an investigation at this time", the department said in a release.

Kaiser claims he planned to set off the fireworks at a concert on Sunday night, but wasn't allowed. He was taken into police custody, the station reported.

Police are asking if anyone finds a suspicious package to contact law enforcement immediately.

The investigation is ongoing and continuing.

"This was an isolated incident", Diegnan said, who noted that he was born and raised in South Plainfield.

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