BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore County Fire and EMS crews were called to the Westside Men’s Shelter on Redwood Circle in Catonsville at around 8:10 a.m. Sunday morning for a report of a medical emergency.
When crews arrived they say they detected abnormally high levels of a potentially hazardous gas, causing them to immediately evacuate 67 people from the facility.
Officials say an elderly man was found dead inside the building and it is unclear if his death is related to the hazardous gases. Investigators also say one person who was evacuated and taken to an area hospital as a precaution.
Baltimore County Property Management and BGE crews are investigating the source of the gas.
Arrangements are being made to relocated the remaining people who were staying at the facility.