Letter With Chemical Smell Investigated in Montville

Friday, Apr 26, 2013  |  Updated 7:30 PM EDT
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Letter With Chemical Smell Investigated in Montville

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Police closed off Route 163 Friday while hazmat crews investigated a suspicious package that was giving off a strong chemical odor.

Hazmat crews responded to a house in Montville Friday afternoon to investigate a letter giving off a strange smell.

According to fire officials, an envelope or at 1307 Route 163 had a very strong chemical odor coming from it.

Montville firefighters, a hazmat team from Sub Base Groton and crews from the Department of Energy and Environmental protection all responded to the scene.

The homeowner suffered a slight eye irritation, but was otherwise not injured, according to the DEEP.

The letter was sent to a lab for testing, but field tests showed no unusual readings, officials said.

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