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: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Investigators say an employee at one store received the threat over the phone.READ MORE: 'NYC Play Fair' Rally Held At Barclays Center For Student-Athletes Unable To See Scouts Due To COVID Restrictions
Several bomb-sniffing dogs were called in to search.
The area reopened around 4 p.m. after officers determined it was safe.MORE NEWS: Police: Suspect In Killing Of New Rochelle Taxi Driver Taken Into Custody After Shootout In Brooklyn
Detectives are now looking into the source of the threat.