Suspicious package found outside Holland Tunnel in New Jersey, USA

Friday, June 22, 2007

Entrance to the Holland Tunnel leading into New York.

Hazmat crews shut down and diverted traffic in the Holland Tunnel leading into New York City when a suspicious package was discovered after an accident.

Reports say that the package was found near the entrance of the tunnel outside a gas station in Jersey City on the Jersey Avenue and 12th Street intersection and that the toll booths at the tunnel's entrance have been closed.

Police used a robot to detonate the package, but it is not yet known what was inside the package.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m. (eastern time) the tunnel was reopened to traffic.