Park closes after "suspicious device" found

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017 12:38
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KENT - Connecticut state police say a ‚Äúsuspicious device‚ÄĚ forced the closure of the Kent Falls State Park.

An employee spotted the device in between a parking lot and the front entrance of the park around 10 a.m. Sunday.

Park visitors were asked to leave, and the state police bomb squad responded along with the Department of Environmental and Energy Protection.

Police say the device turned out to be a camping grill with wires used as an igniter.

DEEP says from a distance, the grill looked as if it could be ‚Äúsome type of Improvised Explosive Device.‚ÄĚ

The park reopened to visitors around 12:45 p.m.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Monday, 10 July 2017 12:38. Updated: Monday, 10 July 2017 12:40.