Authorities Give All-Clear After Suspicious Device Is Found

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    Hartford police are investigating a possible explosive device that has been found near 330 Laurel Street as a state employee was delivering an eviction notice. (Published Thursday, March 20, 2014)

    Roads in Hartford are reopening and residents are being allowed to return home after a suspicious device was found near 330 Laurel Street this morning.

    A state employee was serving an eviction notice to someone on Laurel Street when the device was found around 8:44 a.m. and police were called to investigate, Deputy Chief Brian Foley, of the Hartford Police Department, said.

    Suspicious Device Found in Hartford

    [HAR] Suspicious Device Found in Hartford
    (Published Thursday, March 20, 2014)

    The area was evacuated and the bomb squad responded.

    Authorities have not yet said the device was, but that it was made to look like a time bomb.

    "It could be a novelty item. It could be real, but that's where we are right now," Foley said during a news conference before crews gave the "all clear."  

    Roads in the area were closed, but are reopening.