By CBSNewYork Team

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach was closed for several hours Thursday afternoon while police investigated a bomb threat.

All stores were also evacuated.

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Investigators say an employee at one store received the threat over the phone.

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Several bomb-sniffing dogs were called in to search.

The area reopened around 4 p.m. after officers determined it was safe.

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Detectives are now looking into the source of the threat.

CBSNewYork Team