False alarm closes Stamford court building

A false fire alarm closed the Stamford courthouse for more than an hour Friday afternoon.
A maintenance crew cleaning ducts inside the seven story building set the fire alarm off, said state Judicial Branch spokesperson Melissa Farley. The crew blew some dust onto a smoke sensor, which triggered the alarm, Farley said.
The fire alarm sounded at 3:30 p.m. and state Judicial Marshals evacuated hundreds of employees and public out of the building. About 70 minutes later court employees were allowed back into the building once the cause of the fire alarm was found, Farley said.