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Police presence in Hartford connected to plane crash in East Hartford

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Hartford police presence was on Annawan Street due to "an external Law Enforcement investigation."  (WFSB) Hartford police presence was on Annawan Street due to "an external Law Enforcement investigation."  (WFSB)
FBI leaving the scene on Annawan Street in Hartford (WFSB) FBI leaving the scene on Annawan Street in Hartford (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A police presence at an apartment complex in Hartford is connected to the investigation on the plane crash in East Hartford. 

One person was killed and another was hurt when the small plane crashed onto Main Street in East Hartford around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the NTSB said the plane crash was intentional. 

To see more photos of the crash, click here.

Hartford police said their investigation is at the Ritz Grande apartment complex located at 29 Annawan St.

Officers, detectives and SWAT were working with "many other outside local, state and federal partners," in the investigation, according to Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley.

Men with dark jackets, including one that said FBI, were scene and going into the building. Sources told Eyewitness News that a student pilot, who died in the crash, lives at the apartment. His name is Feras Freitekh.

Sources said he lived at the complex with three others, possibly all aviation students.

Police said the investigation at the apartment complex on Annawan Street started on Tuesday night.

"Many law enforcement personnel and media are present and will be visible in one of our densely populated neighborhoods. We understand the stress, impact and concern this can create on a neighborhood and community. We want to ensure our residents, they are not in danger. The scene is safe and secure. Please be aware the neighborhood may be impacted throughout the day," Foley said in a statement on Wednesday. 

"I looked out the window and see a bunch of army men with AK's and guns and stuff like that," Eric Bass, who lives in the apartment building on Annawan Street, said. 

A friend said Freitekh was from Jordan and was living in Connecticut to get his pilot's license. 

Police said the scene was "safe and not active." 

Around 1:30 p.m., FBI officials were seen leaving the scene. 

Stay with Eyewitness News on air and online for updates. 

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