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Evacuation ordered at Newtown church after threat

NEWTOWN, CT. — Events at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown have been canceled for the rest of the day after someone called and threatened to kill people, a spokesman for the local diocese said this afternoon, though law enforcement officials said they are no longer worried about the threat.

Hundreds of parishioners attending Mass were evacuated from the building around 12:30 p.m. as state police in tactical gear arrived and surrounded the church’s educational center.

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