Haz-Mat Incident In New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Authorities in New Haven say ten people had to undergo decontamination after a hazardous materials response at the Hospital of St. Raphael Saturday morning.

Fire officials say it started with a reported break-in through a basement window at a hospital building on Chapel Street just before 8 a.m. The intruder entered a basement area marked “bio-hazard” and spilled black powder that was in a container on a shelf, said authorities.

The unidentified powder was considered a hazardous material. Ten workers in the area were isolated and decontaminated. They are expected to be okay, said a fire official.

The hospital says the exposure was contained.

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