new haven

No Explosives Found at New Haven City Hall After Bomb Threat: Police

New Haven City Hall has been given the all clear after an employee received a bomb threat, according to police.

City hall was one of two buildings being evacuated because of a potential bomb threat, according to officials.

Director of Emergency Operations Rick Fontana said a man called city hall at about 4:15 p.m. and said there was a bomb in the building.

The other building that was evacuated was 200 Orange Street, which appears to house several city offices including the city clerk's office and the probate court.

The New Haven Police Hazardous Device Unit responded and conducted a sweep of city hall. The buildings were evacuated as a precaution, Fontana said.

Officials said the building was found to be clear of any hazardous materials and explosives. Both buildings have since reopened.

Church Street was closed to traffic but has also since reopened.

Police said they were able to quickly determine who called in the bomb threat. They arrested a 58-year-old New Haven man, who is facing several charges.

Contact Us