Following the arrest of a Madison man Tuesday for charges of threatening to poison the water at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection closed the state park and began testing of the waters.
According to spokesman Dwayne Gardner, DEEP completed testing of Chatfield Hollow last night, and is expecting results some time midday today. Currently, the park and swimming area are closed and will remain so until the testing results are available.
"When we hear, we will send out a news release on the update," Gardner told Patch this morning. "Right now, the gates are down and signs are posted to let people know about the closure."
The Courant reported earlier that DEEP employees began receiving threatening emails Tuesday afternoon from Madison's Wayde A. Isakson. Though Gardner could not go into details on the nature of the emails, he did tell Patch that the threats were not directed at a specific individual or individuals.
Gardner stated that, as far as DEEP was aware, there have been no other threats other than the one currently being investigated at Chatfield.
The case remains under investigation.