The bomb squad descended on a Clifton, NJ, pawn shop Thursday night after receiving a call from the owner about a suspicious vest with various wires and electronics attached to it.
The suspected explosive device was part of a collection of items acquired from a storage unit four weeks ago, according to NJ.com. The surrounding six blocks were evacuated after a bomb squad, sheriff’s officers and police responded to the scene.
The vest was detonated in the street after several nervous hours, and turned out to be a dud.
“We treated it as if it were (an explosive),” Bracken told NJ.com. “But it was not an explosive device. All indications are it was a movie prop.”
No one was injured during the operation.