Explosive device detonated in New Jersey, police say they nabbed the suspect in a traffic stop

Source: Hamilton police; MEGA

Oct. 17 2021, Published 2:18 p.m. ET

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A bomb was detonated in New Jersey town and now a 47-year-old man faces charges in connection to the case.

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On Oct. 16, police in Hamilton, New Jersey, responded after reports of numerous loud explosions in the Groveville area.

Around 6:30 p.m., Hamilton police stopped a vehicle drive by Brandon B. Meshofski after he denoted an explosive device in the area, according to Hamilton police. The vehicle stopped was a short distance from the explosion site.

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Police arrested Meshofski and the bomb squad rendered the area safe.

Investigators from the FBI and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Officer helped in the investigation.

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Meshofski faces several counts of second-degree possession of an explosive device and second-degree possession of a destructive device. He is being held in Mercer County jail and awaiting his arraignment.

Police ask for anyone with information on the case to contact police at (609) 581-4035.


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