State police investigating email threats

Connecticut law enforcement are investigating a series of emails that are circulating across various locations in the state.

The investigation began today, Thursday, Dec. 13, at approximately 1:10 p.m., when troopers from Troop E in Montville responded to the Griswold Elementary School on a report of a suspicious email sent to school administrator.

Shortly thereafter, both the State Police Emergency Services Unit and the Bomb Squad responded to the scene. In the course of the investigation, which is ongoing, it was determined that multiple states across the country were receiving similar threatening correspondents —  affecting all sectors, both public and private.

Police said each email contained similar verbiage, but, to date, none of the threats were found to be creditable. Police are still encouraging anyone who may receive a suspicious email to immediately call 911.

The Connecticut State Police are currently working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of this incident, and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Cyber Crimes Investigative Unit and Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) are also working to identify the source of the emails that are circulating across various locations in the state.

As always, state police remind everyone, “If You See Something, Say Something.” Anyone who sees something out of the ordinary should call the state’s 24-hour Homeland Security Tip Line at 1-866-HLS-TIPS (1-866-457-8477). If immediate attention is necessary, always call 9-1-1.