Chemical mace released, UK dorm evacuated

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A dropped keychain has released chemical mace and caused the evacuation of a University of Kentucky dormitory.
 
WLEX-TV (http://bit.ly/ZLfFFM ) in Lexington reported the incident caused a Lexington Fire Department hazardous materials team to respond to the Kirwan IV dormitory early Thursday.
 
A student told firefighters she dropped her keychain and it went down a stairwell, releasing some of the mace.
 
More than a dozen students complained of trouble breathing, but none required hospital treatment.
 
The building was aired out and students were allowed to return.

 

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