POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have evacuated hundreds of people from a Pomona office building and taken eight to the hospital after a chemical made people cough and their eyes water.

Los Angeles County fire Capt. Tom Richards says complaints sent firefighters to the five-story Verizon building shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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He says investigators determined that the irritation was from an adhesive remover.

About 300 people were evacuated from the building, which remains closed.

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Richards says eight people were taken to the hospital after complaining of breathing problems and hives.

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