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Police: Explosive Scare On School Bus Shuts Down Trumbull Intersection

The school bus was stopped in the intersection of White Plains Road and Reservoir Avenue in the center of Trumbull.
The school bus was stopped in the intersection of White Plains Road and Reservoir Avenue in the center of Trumbull. Photo Credit: Google Maps
Trumbull police are investigating a scare on a school bus Friday afternoon.
Trumbull police are investigating a scare on a school bus Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

TRUMBULL, Conn. — A busy Trumbull intersection was shut down Friday afternoon after an explosive scare on a school bus brought out a state police K-9, police said.

Trumbull police were contacted at 3 p.m. Friday by the school bus company. A bus driver requested assistance "after an incident on the bus with students on board," police said.

Officers met the school bus at the intersection of White Plains Road and Reservoir Avenue and learned that the driver believed there may have been an explosive device on the bus, police said.

Officers safely evacuated all the students and occupants from the bus, halted traffic and cordoned off the area as a precaution, police said.

The school bus was then searched by a Connecticut State Police K-9 trained in explosives detection.

No explosive or other hazardous items were found, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate but are reassuring parents and the public that "this was an isolated incident and there was no danger."

The roadways in the area have been reopened to traffic.

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