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Hazmat incident deemed ‘non-hazardous’ by first responders in Lyons

Troopers say that hazmat incident on William Street in Lyons was ‘non-hazardous’.

Police say the incident took place in the former Fox Drugs pharmacy according to the manager of the Ohman Theater. The manager told WHEC-TV that theater employees were working to clear the building as the theater plans to expand into the vacant space.

An employee found a dark bottle with a white substance labeled as sodium cyanide, a toxic chemical. The theater then alerted authorities to the situation, according to WHEC-TV.

Hazmat teams discovered that the substance was actually sodium carbonate, which is not toxic.

Police say that the 2 p.m. show was cancelled and the area was cleared around 4:15 p.m. No other shows were impacted.


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