HAMDEN — A car the U.S. Secret Service was seeking in connection with an alleged threat against President Barack Obama was located late Friday night in Hamden, state police said.
"We have taken all appropriate investigative steps in this matter, based on the information we received yesterday about a suspicious vehicle and person," U.S. Secret Service spokesperson Nicole Mainor said on Saturday. "There have been no arrests or charges brought in this case at this point."
The Secret Service said it was looking for "a potentially suspicious person and vehicle" in connection with the alleged threat, but did not confirm that the car had been found. No information on the whereabouts of the person was available.
Local and state police had gathered on Mix Avenue Friday night at the request of Secret Service, according to officers on the scene, but were seen leaving by about 11:20. The staging area was near an ice rink, in the area of several apartment complexes.
State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance confirmed that state police were working with the Secret Service in search of a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.
"Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. We are working with our local law enforcement partners to determine the validity of the information provided," the Secret Service said in a statement.
The president was in Rhode Island on Friday night for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event at a private home, according to his schedule. He left later in the night.Copyright © 2015, CT Now