Pepper Spray-type Substance Causes Evacuation Of Miller Park Way Mcdonald’s | Local News – Wisn Home

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VIDEO: Pepper spray disperses inside McDonald’s “Everything started burning, your eyes, your nose, your mouth. 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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New York City Conducts Largest Ever No-Notice Bioterror Response Drill « CBS New York

The Rapid Activation for Mass Prophylaxis Exercise (RAMPEx) is testing the citys ability to respond to the airborne release of anthrax , 1010 WINS Al Jones reported. NYC Conducts Largest Ever No-Notice Bioterror Response Drill Al Jones reports play pause More than 1,500 employees from 13 city agencies will set up 30 temporary locations where life-saving medication would be dispensed in the event of an emergency. Most of those people participating in Fridays drill had no advanced knowledge of the day or time of the exercise. When I grabbed the phone it fell out of my hands, participant Terrance Gardet told WCBS 880s Paul Murnane. I was so excited. The Department of Health said the surprise drill will better test and simulate a real emergency and response. New York City Conducts Largest Ever Surprise Bioterror Response Drill Paul Murnane reports We want New Yorkers to know that in the event of an emergency that we have plans in place, that theres no need to panic, said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, First Deputy Commissioner of the Health Department . The 30 medicine distribution sites would be set up citywide in eights hours, Barbot said.
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