Suspicious package shuts down Stamford streets

The streets in downtown Stamford reopened Wednesday evening after a bomb scare forced their closure by police.

Police say a 911 call came in around 2:15 p.m. about an envelope equipped with batteries and wires that was sent to an Army recruiting center. They say the package was deemed suspicious because there was strange writing on it.

The package forced the bomb squad to gear up and investigate. Police say it took them nearly 90 minutes to determine the package was non-explosive and not dangerous.

Lt. Sean Cooney of the Stamford Police Department said police believe the package was intended to be alarming. Police are looking for the person who sent the envelope.

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