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Shelter in place order lifted in Old Saybrook neighborhood; package detonated

OLD SAYBROOK — Police have lifted a ‘shelter in place order’ for residents of Drummers Trail and Overlook Drive, after detonating a suspicious...
OLD SAYBROOK -- Police have lifted a 'shelter in place order' for residents of Drummers Trail and Overlook Drive, after detonating a suspicious package.

Old Saybrook Police issued the alert early this afternoon as they, the State Police Bomb Squad, and the FBI investigated the package.  Then about 4pm they detonated the package, and declared the neighborhood safe again. No word yet on exactly where the package was found, or what might have been inside. Police say they investigation is continuing.

FOX61 Reporter Lissette Nunez spoke with George Hayes of Boston, who was visiting his in laws in Old Saybrook. But his Christmas Eve plans were briefly placed on hold because he went to run an errand. When he tried to return to his in-laws, police did not allow him to go through while area streets were shut down.

"They told me to pull over and come and have a conversation with them" Hayes said. "They told me there was a suspicious package that they were calling whoever hey had to call and that I needed to be patient."

George has since been reunited with his family, who he says are doing okay.