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Police: Possible meteorite strikes home in New Jersey

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Originally Published: 08 MAY 23 17:04 ET

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    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (KYW) — A metallic object believed to be a meteorite struck the roof of a home Monday in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, police said.

The incident happened at a home located on Old Washington Crossing Pennington Road just after 1 p.m.

Police said the home was occupied at the time, but there were no injuries reported.

Authorities said the object is about 4 inches by 6 inches. It’s an oblong shape and appears metallic, according to police.

Police said the possible meteorite penetrated the roof, the ceiling and then impacted the hardwood floor before coming to a rest.

Officials have contacted several other agencies to help positively identify the object.

The possible meteorite might be related to a current meteor shower called the Eta Aquariids, police said.

The incident is under investigation.

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Possible meteorite

Police said the possible meteorite penetrated the roof, the ceiling and then impacted the hardwood floor before coming to a rest. Officials have contacted several other agencies to help positively identify the object.

Hopewell Township Police

08 May 23

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