RIDGEFIELD, N.J. -- A canvas bag found on a New Jersey Transit bus in Ridgefield today contained batteries, said authorities who called it "a deliberate hoax."
Now transit investigators are trying to determine who left it behind.
"We'll see what cameras on the bus or in the area show," one said.
The No. 127 bus driver "was beginning his route, checking the bus, when he found the package and called police" around 5 p.m., NJ Transit's Penny Bassett-Hackett told Daily Voice.
The sheriff's bomb squad and NJ Transit detectives rushed to the area outside Sphinx Transportation Co. on Hendricks Causeway.
Firefighters also responded, along with local police, who closed the causeway to traffic and cordoned off the area.
The county bomb squad removed the package around 6:15 p.m. and examined it on scene, Anthony Cureton of the sheriff's office said.
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