Posted 4:54 pm, July 30, 2014, by Katie DeLong , Updated at 05:49pm, July 30, 2014 WEST MILWAUKEE (WITI) Moments of panic at a West Milwaukee McDonalds restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, July 30th. The restaurantwas evacuated after someone accidentally sprayed pepper spray. Fire officials say the spray went through the restaurants ventilation system which led to the evacuation. Everyone was able to make it out of the restaurant. Were told one person was taken to the hospital after having a panic attack. Once the scene was cleared, the building was aired out and the Health Department was called in. The restaurant has since reopened.
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And then we couldn’t breathe,” customer Lorna Peterson said. WISN 12 News reporter Kent Wainscott said that employees and patrons of a McDonald’s restaurant were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after what police believe was pepper spray was discharged inside the building. Within an hour, workers were allowed back into the restaurant, but the health department remained at the scene, trying to determine exactly what was released into the air. Fire officials are convinced it was pepper spray that spread through the vents. “When these ventilation systems in these restaurants are moving a lot of air, that pepper spray will move very quickly, and it will affect a lot of people. It’s very strong, very concentrated,” Milwaukee Fire Department Battalion Chief Richard Kaiser said. Authorities said they believe the discharge may have been accidental. Witnesses told police a man, who was present when the canister went off, exclaimed, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” and then ran from the building.
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