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At least six overcome by fumes after opening a package at Brock University
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (CP) - Six people have been overcome by fumes after opening a package at Brock University.
A fire department official tells The Canadian Press that hazardous materials officials are on the scene at the school's McKenzie Chown complex.
It's not clear what the substance is or whether there are any serious injuries.
The building has been evacuated.
Early media reports said 12 people were overcome by the fumes.
Campus security is on the scene as well.
"We don't know what kind of chemical it is," said the fire department official, who did not give her name.
"We have the regional hazmat team on the scene."
She said the condition of the patients is unknown.
"We're just getting them out of the building now," she said.
Chaos At Brock University
Sep, 20 2006 - 1:50 PM
ST.CATHARINES (AM900 CHML) - Emergency officials have been called to a chaotic scene at Brock University in St.Catharines.
They were called late this morning, after a worker in Brock's mailroom found an unknown white substance in an envelope, along with a veiled threat.
The white substance had not been identified as of Wednesday afternoon, however six people who were exposed and overcome by fumes have been decontaminated.
The envelope was found on the 12th floor of the Schmon Tower.
Brock University has issued a statement saying that there are no reported health issues and that all classes are scheduled to continue until further notice.