A suspicious item at the main campus of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, turned out to be nothing of concern at all.
The item was first identified this morning not far from the entrance of the Israel Henry Beren Hall, which is connected to the main building of the yeshiva, otherwise known as the Adolph and Ethel Beren Building.
The suspicious item was found near a display of Chanukah items for sale. The display contains menorahs, wicks, oil and other paraphernalia for Chanukah.
The item was spotted during Shacharis time at the yeshiva, outside the coffee room adjacent to the Israel Henry Beren Hall dining room.
Police and security units were called and, while briefly closing the campus, located between Sixth and Seventh Streets, they swiftly proclaimed the item to be harmless.