In the Tuesday episode, according to White, a 911 call came in shortly after 5 p.m. with what appeared to be a pre-recorded message which warned authorities to “Get your hospitals up. The DC sniper is here in your city…. Get all your police ready and captivate. It’s a cold one and you better win. I have a DC sniper that is driving into your city right now. One part menthol chloride 3 parts nitrate.”
The call then hangs up, White told CBS news.
The massive police response shut down streets in Weehawken, not far from the tunnel, snarling traffic in the tunnel. Police also ordered passengers of a Hudson-Bergen NJ Transit Light Rail train near the Lincoln Harbor station just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, CBS News reported.
Major delays were also reported in nearby Hoboken, and in the Lincoln Tunnel itself. NJ Transit buses stopped running, and passengers on board were told to find another way home.