State police investigate bomb threat in Windsor - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State police investigate bomb threat in Windsor

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WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

Route 305 in Windsor was closed near the on-ramp to Interstate 91 because a gas station employee thought a tractor-trailer had explosives on it.

According to police, a truck driver stopped at the Sunoco on Bloomfield Avenue just before 1 p.m. The store clerk told police that the truck driver was "acting and talking in an erratic manner" and may have explosives in the vehicle.

Emergency officials and Hartford bomb squad were called to the scene and investigated the vehicle. However, no explosives were discovered in the truck and only mail supplies were found inside.

The driver is not expected to be charged and has been taken to St. Francis Hospital for psychological evaluation, police said. The driver "was under mental duress," police said.

The truck had left from Greenwood, IN on Monday and was headed to Direct Mailing Service in Windsor.

Route 305 east and west along with the off-ramps on I-91 at exit 37 both northbound and southbound were closed for more than two and half hours during the investigation.

The CREC Medical Professions & Teacher Preparation Academy was placed on lockdown during the investigation.

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