Deadly Tick Mysteriously Appears In NJ: Released? Escaped?

Previously unknown bug arrives in New Jersey

A tick, previously unknown to the US, has mysteriously appeared in NJ.

It is very hard to eradicate and carries a disease that is fatal 50% of the time.

Was it released, carelessly or deliberately, from a bioweapons lab like the deer tick & Lyme disease?

What is the safety history of CDC & Pentagon bioweapon labs?