Suspicious Device at Salvation Army Was a Paperweight: Police

The Hartford Police Bomb Squad is responding to the scene.

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    Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley
    Police have recovered a suspicious device from the Salvation Army on Homestead Avenue in Hartford.

    A suspicious device found at the Salvation Army in Hartford and first reported as a grenade turned out to be a paperweight, according to police.

    The Hartford Police Bomb Squad responded to the Homestead Avenue location Friday afternoon after a worker found the item in a Salvation Army bin around 2:30 p.m., police said.

    Police evacuated the store as a precaution while authorities worked to identify the device. It turned out to be a paperweight.

    The situation was over by 4 p.m. and police have cleared the scene.