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Chatfield Hollow Reopens After Poison Threat Scare

DEEP's Emergency Response Unit tested Chatfield Hollow waters after a poison threat and found "no evidence of any hazardous materials in the water," according to a press release from DEEP.

By Lauren Lanzon

Connecticut's DEEP has reopened Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, as well as the swimming area, after closing the park yesterday following emails they had received from a Madison man threatening to poison the waters. The emails had been received starting Tuesday afternoon, and were of a "threatening nature." 

The emails were allegedly sent by Wayde A. Isakson, Madison. Wayde A. Isakson was charged with first-degree threatening, breach of peace and making terroristic threats, a spokesman for the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection said.

Following the threats, DEEP EnCon Police, along with CT State Police, began an investigation that resulted in Isakson's arrest at Chatfield Hollow. Isakson was transported to Troop F for processing. Isakson is scheduled to appear in Middletown Superior Court on September 10, according to a press release from DEEP. 

"DEEP’s Emergency Response Unit responded to the scene andbegan testing the waters there," the release continued.  "The results of those tests revealed no evidence of any hazardous materials in the water."

The incident remains under investigation by DEEP EnCon Police.

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