Gov. Malloy: Update on Today’s Public Safety Situation in Hartford
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements with updated information on today’s public safety situation in Hartford, including at the Grasso-Fauliso State Office Building as well as other nearby office buildings:
Governor Malloy said, “After a comprehensive and extensive assessment regarding the threats received today, authorities have determined that there is no imminent threat to state personnel or the public. Furthermore, federal authorities have a suspect in custody.
“Our law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency responders enlist in their respective fields because they wish to protect and serve the public. They train for events and situations like this and today that preparation was evident. On behalf of the state and surrounding communities, I want to express our deep gratitude to all the first responders who acted quickly and commendably today. I also want to thank the state and federal personnel for their patience and cooperation with law enforcement officials today.
“With all of this said, the investigation into today’s events remain ongoing. State law enforcement officials will continue to work closely with federal authorities who are leading the investigation. Our administration, including the Connecticut State Police, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Administrative Services, along with the support of the Hartford Police Department and the Hartford Fire Department, will do all that we can to assist.”
Lt. Governor Wyman said, “Thank you to the law enforcement and first responders for their swift work today. Fortunately, a potentially tragic outcome was avoided due to the exemplary training and professionalism displayed by Connecticut’s finest and bravest. On days like today, we are especially grateful for their willingness to put themselves at risk to keep the rest of us safe.”