CAPE MAY - A bomb scare led to the evacuation of some businesses and the rerouting of traffic on Schellenger’s Landing Friday afternoon but the item turned out not to be an explosive device.

Police said the incident began at 4:13 p.m. when a local service station reported the discovery of what appeared to be a pipe bomb under a vehicle being serviced. Firefighters and the Atlantic City Bomb Squad responded. Upon arrival the item had been moved to a vacant lot and authorities determined it was not a bomb. Authorities cleared the scene at 6:56 p.m.

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