LINDEN — As the investigation into the suspicious package found Tuesday night continues, authorities are offering a hefty reward to help locate who is responsible.

The Union County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday morning that the device, found in the area of the 1100 block of West St. Georges Avenue, was meant to look like an explosive device, but did not contain any explosive materials.

The investigation is being conducted by the Union County Prosecutor's Office, the Union County Sheriff's Office, the Union County Police Department, and the Linden Police Department. The Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

"Thank you to the concerned citizen who first made us aware of this suspicious activity," Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham said. "This event, like so many others we have seen, truly highlights the significance of the police-community relationship, and how important it is for our friends and neighbors to remain vigilant. We cannot do our jobs without you."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Dennis Donovan at the Prosecutor's Office at 732-232-2049, or Det. Joseph Kaulfers from the Linden Police Department at 908-474-8537. Tips to the Crimestoppers can be called into 908-654-TIPS or sent by text with the message UCTIP to 274637.

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