Police: Torrington death not suspicious, device was old military - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police: Torrington death not suspicious, device was old military memorabilia

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TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Torrington police said the death of a person found in a home on Wolcott Avenue Friday night is not suspicious.

Police responded to 33 Wolcott Avenue around 6 p.m. Friday on the report of the person deceased in the home.

Officials told Eyewitness News that when officers arrived at the home they found the victim and also a suspicious device that could have been an explosive.

The State Police Bomb Squad was called in to investigate and determined the device was not a threat.  It was later determined to be an old military pressure release firing device.  Police said there were no explosives attached to the device and it did not pose a danger to anyone.

Nearby homes were evacuated for a period of time as a precaution, but police said everyone has since been allowed back inside.

Officials have not released the identity of the person who died.

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