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Several Roads in West Hartford Closed Sunday in Anticipation of Possible Protests

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Some roads in West Hartford were closed to traffic on Sunday in anticipation of possible protests in the area.

Traffic was not allowed in the following areas:

  • Belknap Road and Sycamore Lane from Prospect Avenue
  • Sycamore Road, Golf Road and Vardon Road from Asylum Avenue
  • Bainton Road from Albany Avenue
  • Belknap Road from Whetten Road

Police said the closures were in effect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Law enforcement officers remain on high alert and ask anyone who sees anything suspicious to speak up.

Erring on the side of caution has been the focal point in the days leading up to this weekend with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Guard and state police all joining forces for more security in the state.

In the wake of an FBI memo to law enforcement agencies across the country warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols, officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Haven division said they not received any specific and substantiated threat to the state Capitol or other government buildings in our area.

All three agencies said they haven't identified any credible threats in Connecticut, but they are anticipating upwards of 2,000 people possibly heading to the Capitol.

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