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.

    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

    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.