COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland evacuated its Chemistry Building on Wednesday morning after an incident involving hazardous materials.
The building has since fully reopened with the exception of affected labs in Wing 5.READ MORE: More Than 1,000 Students In Quarantine In Anne Arundel County; County Executive Supports Vaccine Mandate For All Students
Prince Georges’s County fire officials said crews found several broken bottles of an unknown chemical.
Campus police described the evacuation as precautionary.READ MORE: Residents & Business Owners Question The Future Of The Inner Harbor's Gallery Mall
Approx 10:56am #PGFD units were dispatched to the 8000 block of Regents Dr in College Park for a Hazmat investigation. On scene found several broken bottles of an unknown chemical. Building was evacuated. No harmful chemicals dispersed. Crews remain on scene to assist clean up. pic.twitter.com/HEbHKOlgQv
— Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department (@PGFDNews) August 4, 2021MORE NEWS: Shortage In COVID Testing Kits Driving Up Lab-Based Demand