HAZMAT Situation At Northeast Philadelphia School; 1 Injured
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One person was hospitalized after a HAZMAT situation at a school in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday night.
The incident was reported around 7:12 p.m. at The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush in the 11000 block of Knights Road.
Officials say a water pump malfunctioned and exploded, sending fumes into the building.
A Philadelphia school police officer who came into contact with a refrigerant gas was taken to the hospital and released.
There were no evacuations.
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