The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential
security, had asked state police for help in locating the car in
connection with a possible threat to the president, State Police
Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said.
Both the state police and the Secret Service declined to specify the
nature of the threat.
The vehicle, a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, was found late Friday night in
Hamden, a suburb of New Haven, Vance said.
Obama on Friday night was in Newport, Rhode Island, which is about
90 miles east of Hamden, attending a Democratic Congressional
Campaign Committee fundraiser.
The Secret Service, in a statement on Saturday, said that it had
investigated information about a suspicious person and vehicle and
was working to determine its validity.
"There have been no arrests or charges brought in this case at this
point," Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor said in the
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The car was found near an ice rink and a group of apartment
complexes, police said.
(Reporting by Richard Weizel; Editing by Jonathan Kaminsky and
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