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Homeland Security Investigate Substance Found At Riley Hospital For Children

Last updated on Friday, September 28, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indianapolis Homeland Security officials awaited lab results Friday after the emergency room at Riley Hospital for Children was evacuated.

Seven people became ill after a strong odor overtook the ER just after noon on Thursday.

Indiana National Guard members said a woman in the ER fell ill and as she was being treated, nurses and other medical officials reported a strange odor.

Indianapolis Fire Department officials were also called to the hospital for assistance.

"We confiscated clothing that may have been contaminated. We brought it outside and packaged it in a drum. (It was) sent out (to be) tested," Derrick Sayles with IFD said.

Hospital officials received clearance to re-open the ER around 8 p.m. Thursday.

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