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Archive for Friday, October 26, 2007

Hazmat crew dispatched to KU campus; building declared safe

October 26, 2007, 9:10 a.m. Updated October 26, 2007, 9:28 a.m.

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A hazardous materials crew from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical has been dispatched to Kansas University campus - but the incident turned out to be a misunderstanding.

There were reports that a package emitting gases and whistles had been delivered to Malott Hall. Authorities said at 9:20 a.m. it turned out that KU custodial crews were transferring a box when they accidentally hit an air valve in the building; they mistakenly believed the resulting release of air came from the box.

At least one floor of the building was evacuated while authorities responded to the incident.

Comments

Wilbur_Nether 7 years, 1 month ago

I hope this is turns out to be nothing of significance.

Ragingbear 7 years, 1 month ago

It's a box of today's lunch. Either that, or some retarded halloween prank.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

emitting gas and whistles. zowie. g glad it was nuttin'.

BrianR 7 years, 1 month ago

Thank you posessionannex, that is the funniest thing I've read in quite a while.

CindiCat 7 years, 1 month ago

I am glad that it was "nothing" posessionannex........that was f'n funnie, I'm not gonna lie ;) Bout spewed coffee all over my keyboard. Thank you for a good laugh on this TGIF morning!!

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

is the KU department of Silly walks in Mallot?

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