On Saturday, Oct. 15 at approximately 3:24 pm, Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel was placed on lockdown due to an external threat. New Jersey State Police, Hazlet Township Police Department and the Holmdel Police Department were involved in a search for three male subjects who fled a motor vehicle accident involving a stolen vehicle on the Garden State Parkway in the vicinity of the hospital, Hazlet authorities said.
Due to the security threat, there was an increased police presence, including K9 and helicopters, in the area of Holmdel Road, Bethany Road and Beers Street.
Hazlet police were able to apprehend two of the suspects and turn them over to the New Jersey State Police. The last suspect was last seen in the area of the Driscoll Bridge. There was no longer a threat of suspects still in the area as of late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
As a public safety reminder, the police ask that everyone lock their cars and take their keys every time they park their vehicle.