Anonymous Gift Sets Off Bomb Scare in Connecticut Town Hall

Farmington police say an anonymous donation of coins set off a bomb scare in Town Hall.

The bomb squad was called after a suspicious package that was gift wrapped was found underneath the town's Christmas tree Wednesday.

Lt. William Tyler says there was a note that said "To a needy person" and bomb squad members found another box with a note that said, "To someone who could use this."

Police say inside were gold coins worth about $550.

Town Collector Teresa Colton says the money will be given to the town's social services department.

Tyler says if anyone would like to follow this lead, maybe a see-through package would be helpful from a police standpoint.