Device Deemed Non-Explosive After Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad Investigation

MERIDEN, Conn. – Authorities in Meriden, Connecticut responded to reports of a “storm drain explosion” on Tuesday night. The town’s police department conducted an investigation and determined that the area was safe, as a suspicious item found was not deemed to be explosive.

Police were alerted to the incident just after 6 p.m. and promptly arrived at Cross Street at Women’s Way. Smoke was observed emanating from a nearby drain, sparking concerns of a potential explosion within the storm drain.

Fortunately, there were no injuries or significant damage resulting from the explosion, which authorities described as relatively small in scale. They assured the public that there was no imminent danger to the community.

Following the initial discovery, investigators uncovered another suspicious device within a neighboring storm drain. To ensure public safety, law enforcement closed off the area while the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

After a thorough assessment, authorities determined that the device was not capable of explosion, easing fears of any potential threats in the neighborhood. The exact cause of the initial explosion remains under investigation.

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activities or objects to the authorities to maintain the safety and security of the community. Collaboration between law enforcement and the public is crucial in preventing potential threats and ensuring the well-being of all individuals.