Edison Teen Facing Explosive Charge Being Held In Custody

NEW BRUNSWICK — A 16-year-old Edison teenager has been remanded to the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center following a Family Court hearing on a charge that he possessed a destructive device in his home, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday.

The teenager, whose identity was not released because of his age, was held at the detention center on May 1 and remained there following the hearing yesterday before Superior Court Judge James Hyland.

The judge ruled the teenager will remain in custody until the next court hearing, which was scheduled for May 10.

The teenager was charged in a juvenile complaint on April 28 with possession of a destructive device. The charge would be considered a third degree offense if the teenager were an adult.

Based on a preliminary investigation by the Edison Police Department and a review by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, it has been determined that there is no evidence at this time to warrant the filing of additional or more serious charges against the teenager.

Additionally, the investigation has determined that as of Thursday, there is no evidence linking this defendant to threats made against Edison High School. The investigation into those threats is continuing. Police are asking anyone with information to call the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3300, or the Edison Police Department at 732-248-7400.

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