Suspicious Package Near Yale-New Haven Hospital Was a Safe: Police

Minutes after investigating a bomb threat in downtown New Haven today, police responded to a suspicious package call on Howard Avenue, across from Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Police said hospital officials noticed a box on a sidewalk, so the New Haven Police Department’s bomb squad responded and determined the item was a small fireproof safe that posed no danger.

It was removed.

Police temporarily rerouted pedestrian and vehicle traffic. There were no evacuations at the hospital or any nearby building.

Police said the investigation was over within minutes and there is no connection to the courthouse threat.

Police said there is no criminal investigation into the safe.

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