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Investigation Under Way After Pride Month Balloons Removed From Fairfield County Bridge

Police in Westport are investigating after balloons celebrating Pride Month were removed from an area bridge.
Police in Westport are investigating after balloons celebrating Pride Month were removed from an area bridge. Photo Credit: Photo by Dave George on Unsplash

Police in Fairfield County are investigating after balloons hung to celebrate Pride Month were removed from an area bridge.

Westport Police said they responded to the Ruth Steinkraus Memorial Bridge on Friday, June 11, for a report of possible vandalism. 

The complainant stated that as he was driving across the bridge, he noticed that several of the colorful rainbow balloons placed on the bridge lights had been removed, said Westport PD Lt. David Wolf.

"These balloons are from a recent event to celebrate Pride month," said Wolf. "This incident is upsetting because it is not only an act of destruction but also offensive to many members of our community."

The responsible party was quickly identified by the Westport Police Department and the matter continues to be investigated. 

The department is working with the state’s Attorney Office on a possible motive and potential criminal charges, Wolf said. 

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