Hamden Police Dept. Evacuated Due to Mortar Shell

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    The Hamden Police Department was temporarily evacuated and people were asked to avoid the area of Dixwell and Whitney avenues in Hamden after someone brought a mortar shell in to police headquarters.

    Police said someone was trying to turn the mortar shell into police.

    The shell was moved outside the building and the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad responded.

    The scene is clear and traffic can flow as normal.