Vernon neighborhood evacuated after blasting cap discovered


VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — A Vernon neighborhood was evacuated briefly Tuesday after construction workers digging on a construction site unearthed a possible blasting cap that was buried underground.

The object was found on South Street near Knollwood Drive just before 11:30 a.m. Officers closed the road and evacuated some residences as a precaution.

Vernon police tell News 8 the Hartford Bomb Squad was called in to assist and evaluate the item. By 12:30 p.m., the area was deemed safe, and residents were allowed to return to their homes. No explosive devices were found.

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