A “potential explosive” was found near a U.S. Navy recruitment center in Stamford, Connecticut this morning. WFSB reports, police discovered a suspicious package near the center on High Ridge Road around 9 a.m.
Someone apparently became suspicious after spotting a ‘stray envelope’, and alerted authorities.
Police Capt. Richard Conklin told the Harford Courant that a large, manila-style envelope looked ‘out of place’ near the building, at 1096 High Ridge Road.
The building and surrounding plaza were evacuated and the bomb squad called in as a precaution, he said.
A portion of High Ridge Road was shut down for about an hour, while police investigated.
No injuries were reported.
Conklin added : “99.999 percent of these” calls end up being false alarms. However, police aren’t taking any chances especially in light of the recent terror threats and because a military function is performed at this location.