A suspected meteorite crashed through the roof of a home just across the Delaware River from Upper Makefield Township.
On Sunday, the rock-like object hit a home on Old Washington Crossing Pennington Road in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. The house sits just about 1.5 miles from the border with Upper Makefield Township.
According to the Hopewell Township Police Department, the home was occupied at the time of the incident. No injuries reported.
There were no reports of objects crashing down in Bucks County.
Police said the object is believed to be a meteorite. It is oblong in shape, metallic, and approximately 4 inches by 6 inches in size.
The suspected meteorite penetrated the roof, the ceiling, and then hit the hardwood floor of the home, police said.
Hopewell Township authorities contacted several agencies to assist in identifying the object.
News 12 New Jersey reported the Trenton Fire Department’s hazmat unit responded and determined the object and house were safe.
The ongoing Eta Aquariids meteor shower might be related to this incident.
While it is rare, meteors have crashed into objects and homes in the past across the globe.