Plainfield Police: No Bomb Threat Was Made, Conversation Misinterpreted


On December 28, 2020 at approximately 9:45 A.M. the Plainfield Police Department were notified by the Connecticut State Police Troop D barracks that the United States Postal Service office located at 21 South Main Street in Moosup, Connecticut received a bomb threat.


Members of the Plainfield Police Department responded to the scene and with the assistance of the Moosup Fire Department closed the roadway and evacuated the property. The Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad was requested to the scene, who subsequently conducted a search of the property utilizing their explosives detection K9s. Upon search no threat was detected and the office was reopened.


Through further investigation the direct line used to contact the postal office was identified and traced to a local resident. Members of the Plainfield Police Department along with agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service responded to the residence.


Upon making contact with the occupants of the residence it was determined that an elderly male had contacted the postal service and the conversation had was misinterpreted. It was determined no threat was made and there is no risk to the community.

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