New Jersey Dockworker Infected
Newark, NJ (ZWN) First confirmed case of Necro-Mortosis on USA homeland
In what is thought to be the first confirmed incident of zombification on US soil, a large part of Port Newark, New Jersey, was cordoned off today following this mornings discovery of an undead dock worker at it's main container terminal. The discovery has sent panic waves reverberating throughout the port authority and local community.
Port Newark employee, Bernard Hill aged 44, worked unloading international marine containers at the 7 acre site. His wife Joanne Hill contacted Police on Saturday morning after he didn't return home from his shift the night before. When he also failed to report to work Monday, Police launched a search for Mr. Hill.
Former Dock Worker - Bernard Hill
Photo released to AP this morning
|Newark Police confirm he
was found this morning "wandering and staggering aimlessly"
according to New Jersey Port Authority Police spokesperson Lt. James
Bohan. "He was between containers. Not really a danger because
it was an unused area. Storage mainly. We
were able to surround him because he was on his own . As soon as it was confirmed he was in a Zombified
state, we had to terminate him unfortunately"
Mr. Hills body was taken into quarantine. A private memorial will be held for him on Thursday.
is thought Mr. Hill first became exposed to the Zombie
after unloading a container originating from Spain's Canary Islands.
These islands are often a destination for South
African migrants, desperate to escape from their Zombie infested
homelands. They often take enormous risks by stowing away in freight containers
headed for the USA. It is thought that one of these containers may have
carried an infected migrant. If this is the case, the undead attacker
has not been apprehended at this time of going to press.
Lt. James Bohan. went on to say that "The Necro virus is not an airborne virus, and Mr. Hill has not traveled abroad in the last six months. He had a sever laceration on and around the upper torso area. This looks like a Necro attack. There is another carrier out there somewhere, and we need to find it fast."
Armed protection sought by Dock Workers
East Coast Dock Workers spokesperson Robert Ponticelli released a statement today. "We have been requesting armed protection for our members from the Police, The Port Authority and the Homeland Security. No one seems to be willing to make this commitment. This is the most serious example yet of why there is a case for armed protection".
A series of one day strikes are planned to call attention to their demands.
A call requesting comment from the Homeland Security was not immediately returned.