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Search For Explosives Turns Up Empty After Bridgeport Bomb Threat

Bridgeport Police closed down several streets following a bomb threat Friday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Post.
Bridgeport Police closed down several streets following a bomb threat Friday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Post. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — No explosive device was found after police in Bridgeport shut down several streets following a bomb threat on Boston Avenue Friday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Post.

Police had received reports of an explosive device in an apartment building on Boston Avenue near Palisades Avenue at around 1 p.m., prompting the shutdown of nearby streets and schools to be placed on lockdown, the Connecticut Post reported. The State Police Bomb Squad was called in, and they searched the apartment building with the help of a K-9 trained to detect explosives, according to the Connecticut Post.

Related story: All-clear given after bomb threat closes Bridgeport streets

The search yielded negative results, though the incident is still under investigation, police told the Connecticut Post.

The shutting down of streets in the area led to gridlock traffic conditions, and pedestrians were told to stay away, according to the Connecticut Post. Police finally gave the all-clear at around 3 p.m., allowing residents to return to their apartments, the Connecticut Post reported.

Click here to read the Connecticut Post story.

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