Philadelphia police building evacuated after chemical sprayed on door


A police precinct in Philadelphia was evacuated at night after an unidentified suspect entered the building

and sprayed the door of the Southwest Detectives Division with a chemical agent, according to a report.

The chemical, described as similar to pepper spray, caused officers to cough and gag at the 18th Police District at 55th and Pine and forced HAZMAT to be called,

a reporter for KYW-TV of Philadelphia reported.
There were no immediate reports of any injuries or arrests.


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