Police officers investigating a bomb threat at a New Jersey hospital find more than three dozen guns

Police officers investigating a bomb threat at a New Jersey hospital find more than three dozen guns

Police officers investigating a bomb threat at a New Jersey hospital find more than three dozen guns, including 27 rifles, in a worker’s unlocked closet

  • Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, marketing director for Hudson Regional Hospital, was taken into custody by Homeland Security Investigations at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday
  • He was charged with possession of an assault weapon and possession of a high-capacity magazine on two counts
  • Officials said it was unclear what Alonalayoff was doing at the airport
  • They investigated how Alonalayoff was able to get all the firearms to the hospital and how long they were hidden in his office

The New Jersey Hospital’s marketing director was arrested at Newark International Airport on Sunday after police discovered more than three dozen firearms, including 27 rifles, in an unlocked cabinet in his office while investigating a bomb threat there.

Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, an employee at Hudson Regional Hospital, was taken into custody by Homeland Security Investigations Sunday.

He was charged with possession of an assault weapon and possession of a high-capacity magazine on two counts.

Officials said it was unclear what Alonalayoff, of Elmwood Park, NJ, was doing at the airport.

Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday. Officials say it’s unclear what he was doing at the airport. He was charged with possession of an assault weapon and possession of a high-capacity magazine on two counts

On July 18, just after 3 p.m., Secaucus police were called to the Hackensack River Acute Care Facility in Secaucus, New Jersey, due to a bomb threat. The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax, but one of the bomb-sniffing dogs picked up the scent and led the officers to an unlocked cupboard in Alonalayoff’s office.

Inside was a massive armory: seven rifles and shotguns, eleven handguns, a .45 caliber Kriss Vector semi-automatic rifle with a high-capacity magazine, and 14 rounds of high-capacity ammunition.

Alonalayoff served as Director of Marketing at Hudson Regional Hospital, an acute care facility in Secaucus, New Jersey

Alonalayoff served as Director of Marketing at Hudson Regional Hospital, an acute care facility in Secaucus, New Jersey

Officials are investigating how Alonalayoff was able to get all the firearms to the hospital and how long they were hidden in his office.

Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said: “The unsecured storage of a large cache of weapons, particularly at this location, certainly poses a risk to public safety and he said he was “grateful that this situation was resolved without any damage someone was harmed,” reported NBC New York.

A spokesman for the hospital told The Jersey Journal that Alonalayoff was no longer employed there