Police visited East Hartford motel to assist Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation

Eyewitness News has learned that officers from the East Hartford Police Department visited Madison Motor Inn to assist the Joint Terrorism Task Force with an ongoing investigation. (WFSB)

Eyewitness News has learned that officers from the East Hartford Police Department visited a motel to assist the Joint Terrorism Task Force with an ongoing investigation.

In early September, police went to the Madison Motor Inn, which is located nearby to this week's deadly plane crash on Main Street. Eyewitness News has learned they were there to check on the identity of two motel guests.

Staff at the motel told police they were familiar with the men they were looking for, noting they had not paid their bill. Staff told police one of the men told claimed to be a flight attendant and asked that housekeeping not enter his room before 2pm each day.

Staff told Eyewitness News said they put a padlock on the door, after the men failed to pay for their room.

Eyewitness News has learned police checked the room where there was a computer and several flight manuals. A short time later, the officers left and no arrests were made.

The man removed his items on Sept. 5.

There is no clear cut connection between this motel stay and the plane crash.

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