EOD assists local police
By Staff Sgt. Matt Hecht, 177FW/PA
/ Published March 10, 2011
Hamilton Township -- Early Wednesday morning, March 9, the Hamilton Township police department responded to a report of multiple gunshots in the vicinity of the 3100 block of Woodland Drive in the Woodlands Condominium Complex, Hamilton Township.
Fortunately no one was injured, but to find out the extent of the damage to the two apartment units, a unique source was tapped - the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordinance Disposal.
Two EOD technicians, Tech. Sgt David Niedzwiadek and Staff Sgt. John Hurley, both from the 177th Civil Engineering Squadron, responded to the scene.
"Their technical skills and equipment were used to locate rounds which were embedded into to the two units," said Hamilton Township Police spokesman Lt. Ed Barr.
"We used our X-Ray apparatus to help locate the bullets," said Niedzwiadek.
"It felt great helping out the local police."
"It was good to see how the Hamilton Township Police do their forensics, and it was a great operational use of our equipment," said Hurley. "The integration with local law enforcement went very smoothly."