Update: Suspicious Tractor-Trailer Thought Filled With Explosives Found Empty
Reports surfaced earlier of a tractor-trailer being stopped in Branford, Connecticut, and inspected for fear that it might be carrying explosives. There is no word yet on the specifics, or if the truck was even headed in the direction of New York City. Turns out it was empty! Hooray!
Police and FBI agents Friday night said a tractor-trailer stopped in Branford, Conn., and suspected of carrying explosives was empty, NBC station WVIT of Hartford reported.
Branford first selectman Anthony DaRos earlier said police told him authorities were holding the semitrailer at a travel stop on Interstate 95.
The Hartford Courant reported troopers approached the vehicle and took the driver and a passenger into custody at gunpoint, then checked the vehicle for hazards. It also reported that the state police bomb squad was en route.
Police were told to be on the lookout for a brown Peterbilt tractor-trailer that may have a bomb in it that was en route from Rhode Island to New York City, the New Haven Register reported. Officers were told if they encountered it to stop it and create a perimeter and stand by.
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