Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker

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MERIDEN -

A police bomb squad has blown up a pressure cooker that was found abandoned near a Meriden elementary school.

Meriden police responded to a reported suspicious package near Israel Putnam public elementary school Thursday morning.

The state police bombs squad was called in, safely detonating the cooker later that day.

Authorities did not say what was in the pressure cooker or if it was a danger.

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