Police cordoned off streets Sunday morning, adjacent to Temple Adath Israel on Broad Street after a suspicious object was found near the synagogue and nearby First United Methodist Church. Police were preventing vehicular and foot traffic on Broad Street in the block between Church and Williams Street.
At 11 a.m. the Hartford bomb disposal unit arrived. First United Methodist moved their services to the gazebo on the South Green, and police could be seen entering and exiting the church. By 11:30, the streets were being opened to traffic.
The Middletown Patch reports that the suspicious object turned out to be a sewing machine.