Radioactive device found in vehicle; Section of Route 1 in Fairfield closed

Woah social media is good for #BreakingNews – #CT rte 1 aka Kings Highway has been closed due to police stop discovering a radioactive device found in a car!

Be certain to use alternate routes & turn into the news stations to hear what the various stations have to say about what other updates come in

FOX 61

FAIRFIELD – Police have closed a section of Kings Highway because of a radioactive device that was found in a vehicle after a traffic stop.

King’s Highway, also known as Route 1, is closed between Villa Avenue in Fairfield and Dewey Street in Bridgeport.

Fairfield police said they pulled over suspicious vehicle  with three men inside in vehicle because the license plates did not match the vehicle.

At that time the police found the  suspicious device in vehicle and the fire department tested it and determined it was radioactive.

State police were called to scene and determined device was a soil density monitor.

However it should not have been transported in a passenger vehicle. Fairfield police have contacted company that owns machine and said they were coming to the scene to retrieve it.

One man in the car said it belonged to his brother.

One man was taken into custody…

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