Police respond to report of explosives found in Hartford

(WTNH / George Roelofsen)

UPDATE:  The all-clear has been given, and residents have been allowed back into their homes.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A state employee serving an eviction notice found a possible explosive device in Hartford, police said.

Evacuations are underway and the bomb squad is on the scene after the discovery.

The package was “made obvious to look like a hazardous device,” Deputy Chief Brian Foley said.

A section of Farmington Ave. near Laurel St is still closed off to traffic.

(WTNH / George Roelofsen)
(WTNH / George Roelofsen)

The items in question were found at 330 Laurel Street.

“proceding w caution ; evacs underway. Bomb squad enroute,” Foley said earlier via Twitter.

No other details are available.

A News 8 crew is on the scene getting pictures and detailed information.

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