The Cove beach in Brigantine, New Jersey reopens after bomb threat

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (WPVI) -- A popular section of a Brigantine, New Jersey beach has reopened following an earlier bomb threat.

The Cove, an area of beach facing the bay where vehicles are permitted, was evacuated late Saturday morning after a threatening note was discovered by a permit inspector.

Officials say the note stated a bomb or improvised explosive device was placed somewhere on the beach.

Police evacuated the beach as a precaution.

The area was closed off for several hours while an investigation was conducted.

No threat was found and the beach was reopened early Saturday afternoon.
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