Palmetto Trail in East Haven reopens after police investigate reports of suspicious device

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Published: Mar. 25, 2023 at 12:03 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2023 at 1:47 PM EDT
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EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) - An area of East Haven was closed on Saturday after a suspicious device was reportedly found at a home on Palmetto Trail.

East Haven police and fire, along with the state police bomb squad were called to investigate. The area was shut down and nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution.

After a thorough investigation, the area was deemed safe and was reopened to the public.

Police say the suspicious device was a type of smoke bomb.

“We want to thank everyone for their patience while we investigated this matter,” says Captain Murgo of the East Haven Police Department

No injuries were reported in this incident.