Town official: Tractor-trailer possibly carrying explosives stopped in Conn.

By John Christoffersen, AP
Friday, October 8, 2010

Official: Tractor-trailer surrounded in Conn.

BRANFORD, Conn. — A town official in Connecticut says police and FBI agents have surrounded a tractor-trailer possibly carrying explosives at a travel stop on Interstate 95.

Branford first selectman Anthony DaRos did not say which direction the truck was headed Friday or what happened to the driver.

The Hartford Courant reports that state troopers took the driver and a passenger into custody at gunpoint, then began searching the truck.

Branford is about 80 miles north of New York City.

In nearby New Haven on Wednesday, two men were found in a Mercedes with what appeared to be a pipe bomb, ammunition, gas masks and other materials. Authorities say it’s unclear whether they planned to use the explosives because they are not talking to investigators. Both were being held on $500,000 bond.

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