Package of Cosmetic Products Prompts Scare at Health Center

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    Staff at a women's health center and abortion clinic called police about a suspicious package.

    A package that prompted Hartford police and the bomb squad to respond to a women’s health center and abortion clinic on Friday was safe and contained only cosmetic products, according to police.

    Hartford police responded to Hartford GYN Center, on Jefferson Court, at 12:24 p.m. after medical center staff became suspicious of a package the U.S. Postal Service delivered, police said.

    Staff removed the package from the building and Hartford police called the bomb squad, which identified no threat, police said.

    The building was not evacuated, according to police, who added that there are well-structured suspicious package protocols in place at the facility to keep patients and staff safe.

    Police said they expect that Jefferson Street from Hudson to Main, near Hartford Hospital, to reopen by 3 p.m.

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