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Despondent Man Shoots Himself On I 84 Eastbound

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Interstate 84 in Hartford was closed in both directions around 10:30 a.m. Friday, as police investigated a shooting.

The westbound side of the highway reopened shortly before 11 a.m., but was reported to be slow.

A Hartford police spokesman said on social media that the scene was safe.

Images from the scene showed a burned out van on the highway. A robot was being used to inspect what remains of the vehicle.

Police were urging motorists to seek alternate routes.

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