The Jersey Journal
June 7, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The U.S. Secret Service and emergency responders including a mobile medical crisis truck converged on the home of an 80-year-old Jersey City man yesterday where unidentified chemicals and a letter to the President turned out to be harmless, officials said.
At 1:52 p.m. firefighters responded to the building at Bergen Avenue and Forrest Street and found no one home in the apartment where a pot on the stove had boiled dry and cloth inside had ignited, Fire Director Armando Roman said.
But what firefighters also found was 60 to 80 half-gallon containers of unknown substances and an envelope with President Obama’s name on it, triggering a massive response. A short time later the resident walked back from his trip to a store and found his home was the center of a large investigation.