Police Investigating Suspicious Device at New Jersey Train Station

The Hollywood Reporter

Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found at a New Jersey train station.

Two men found the package in a waste basket in Elizabeth, N.J. at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night and took it "because they thought it was of some value" and then notified the police, Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said during a press conference.

The two men reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of the package. The bomb squad was called in and a drone examined the package. "The drone indicated it could be suspicious and it could be a live bomb," Bollwage said.

The FBI and State Police were called to the scene to decide how to remove the device. At around 12:30 a.m., a loud explosion occurred in the area, according to local reporters who took to social media.

Multiple devices in the backpack that was found
Be aware of more detonations to come #Elizabeth NJ- Andy Mai (@MaiAndy) September 19, 2016

N.J. Transit and Amtrak trains are currently shut down going through the Elizabeth station on the Northeast Corridor line.

Also on Sunday night, the FBI pulled over a car on a highway in Brooklyn and were questioning the vehicle's occupants in connection with the investigation into the New York City bombing that injured 29 people on Saturday, authorities said.

It is unclear if the Elizabeth incident is related.

NEC and NJCL service remains suspended between EWR and Elizabeth due to police activity near Elizabeth.

- NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) September 19, 2016

Sept. 18, 10:30 p.m.: Updated with explosion.