LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Some kind of chemical spill at a Los Angeles police station in downtown L.A. forced an evacuation Friday morning and sent two people to the hospital.

The spill was reported at 8:48 a.m. at the LAPD Central Community Police Station located at 251 E. 6th St.

According to the L.A. Fire Department, firefighters were called out after a chemical odor was detected.

A 38-year-old male officer was transported to a hospital after complaining of breathing issues, the fire department said. He was treated for a respiratory irritant and was in fair condition. A second person was also transported to a hospital.

Two other women were evaluated at the scene, but were not hospitalized.

A portion of the station was evacuated as a precaution and a hazmat team was called out. However, after examining the area, hazmat crews found “no significant hazard present,” the fire department said.

There was no immediate word as to the nature of the chemical spill.


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