Police, fire and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) personnel responded to the early Thursday morning after a "suspicious device" was found on the ninth hole of the club's golf course.
Upon inspection, the device - a two-liter soda bottle with liquid inside - was determined to be a homed explosive device. A groundskeeper initially noticed the bottle, which was surrounded by a circle of dead grass, and called police. Units arrived on the scene at approximately 8:13 a.m. Thursday morning.
Assistant Fire Chief David Billings said personnel from the DEEP and the Hartford Police Bomb Squad were able "neutralize" the device on scene and then dispose of it.
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Billings said Manchester Police are investigating the incident, and asked residents to be alert and pay attention to their immediate surroundings. If a bottle looks like a normal bottle, go ahead and toss it in the trash, he said, but if it looks swollen or misshapen – as if it might burst – leave it alone and call 911.
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