KILLINGWORTH, Conn. (WTNH) -- A state park is back open Wednesday, a day after it was shut down after a man allegedly sent a threatening email.
That man is facing charges accused of threatening to poison the waters at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth.
Still waters at Chatfield Hollow State park's swimming area.
"Today, I was surprised I saw it was closed. I thought it was water quality," said Mike Addorisio, Killingworth.
Barricades greeted visitor hopefuls.
"To my horror, I find it's closed for a rather unpopular reason," said Pam Woods, Chester.
It all started around 3 yesterday afternoon when the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection received some alarming emails.
"The emails contained a very specific threat to kill staff members. There was also a specific threat to poison the swim waters here at Chatfield Hollow state park," said Colonel Kyle Overturf, ENCON police.
When they saw that threat, police came down there and within 20 minutes caught up with who they believed was the man behind the threats, Madison's 55-year-old Wade Isakson.
"He was very cooperative and didn't say he was involved in doing anything . He was just just enjoying the park," said Sgt. Eric Lundin, ENCON police.
Police say the emails linked him to the crime and they put him in cuffs Tuesday night, closed the park and took samples of the water for testing.
They came out clean.
"If he poisoned the water, you're gonna find dead fish in there, but crazy. I'll tell you it takes all kinds," said Addorisio.
And many were left with a lunch packed and one thing to do.
"Think about where I might find a square piece of grass and we can have the picnic we brought with us," said Woods.
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