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Police check out tank-swinging man at Centenary College

He threatens to blow up tank, officials say

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Police in Warren County, New Jersey,  are investigating after someone reportedly threatened to blow up a college dormitory.

Police were called to the Anderson Dormitory at Centenary College at 400 Jefferson St. in Hackettstown around 7:15 Sunday night.

Investigators say a man carrying a pink helium tank was threatening to blow it up-- authorities originally thought he was referring to the dormitory.

The man is described as a black man with a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Police say there was no imminent danger to the college or the town.

Anyone who saw something suspicious Sunday night in the area of Centenary College is asked to call the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3302.

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