Man shouting ‘chemical warfare’ in Conn. ER prompts hazmat response

December 9, 2019

A man shouting ‘chemical warfare’ prompted the evacuation of the Yale New Haven Hospital emergency room and a hazardous materials investigation, according to an article on the Hartford Courant website.

None of the 35 people evacuated was injured, but three were isolated.

The incident began when a man stormed the emergency department at the New Haven, Conn., hospital and pulled a “contaminated towel” out of a backpack and threw it on a desk indicating it was “chemical warfare.” 

Emergency crews responded to the scene and other precautions and protocols were activated to contain the situation.

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