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.READ MORE: NYPD Investigating Anti-Muslim Attacks In Queens
Investigators say an employee at one store received the threat over the phone.READ MORE: 'Diaphragm Law' Banning NYPD Officers From Applying Pressure To Suspect's Torso Struck Down
Several bomb-sniffing dogs were called in to search.
The area reopened around 4 p.m. after officers determined it was safe.MORE NEWS: Harlem Globetrotters Petition NBA To Become League's 31st Franchise: 'Don't Get It Twisted; Basketball Would Not Be What It Is Today Without Us'
Detectives are now looking into the source of the threat.