Police arrest suspect, 55, after NJ Labor Day Parade suspension

Kimberly Dole
September 02, 2019 - 10:25 am

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Police have arrested Thomas G. Kaiser, 55, and charged him with second-degree possession of a destructive device for an unlawful purpose and one count of third-degree possession of a destructive device, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced.

Police say they found “over half a dozen” devices on Kaiser's property near South Plainfield’s Labor Day Parade route.

Officials were forced to cancel the South Plainfield Labor Day parade in New Jersey due to security concerns.

According to WNBC 4, mutiple small explosive devices have been found in a man's home and in wooded areas along his property near the parade route.

The town's 62 annual parade was supposed to kick off at 10 a.m. 

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy were scheduled to march in the parade.

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