Hazmat team investigating suspicious liquid found in Lehigh County Courthouse

Source: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/

Hazmat crews and fire department personnel are at the Lehigh County Courthouse after a suspicious liquid was found in a second-floor bathroom.

hazmat crews at lehigh county courthouse
Hazmat crews were called Tuesday morning to the Lehigh County Courthouse after a janitor reported finding a suspicious liquid in a second floor bathroom. (Sarah Cassi | lehighvalleylive.com)

A janitor found the liquid Tuesday morning in theAllentown building, and emergency crews were called, fire Capt. John Christopher said.

Christopher said crews are testing the liquid and closed the bathroom out of an abundance of caution.

No one was injured or reported any ill effects, Christopher said.

A sheriff’s deputy is stationed outside the bathroom and is not letting visitors in, but the other courtrooms and offices on the second floor are open and conducting business.

MORE: Allentown block closed for suspicious item probe

An item deemed suspicious forced a road closure Wednesday afternoon in Center City Allentown.

Court Street, which is directly behind the courthouse, is closed between North Penn and North Fifth streets. A group of emergency vehicles, including a hazmat truck, are parked there.


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