Pes­ti­cide sick­ens 5 at Sal­va­tion Army

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - Com­piled from wire re­ports. — clau­dia GRISALES, amer­i­can-states­man Staff

Five peo­ple were hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter be­com­ing nau­se­ated when a jar filled with pes­ti­cide broke af­ter fall­ing out of a do­na­tion box at a Sal­va­tion Army ware­house.

Sal­va­tion Army spokesman Pat Patey says that do­na­tions were be­ing sorted Wed­nes­day morn­ing when the bot­tom of a box be­ing car­ried by a vol­un­teer tore and the jar fell out and broke.

Lt. Joel Laven­der of Dal­las Fire-Res­cue said the pes­ti­cide caused an odor that caused some peo­ple to feel nau­se­ated.

Patey said the ware­house was evac­u­ated but by late morn­ing they could let peo­ple back in. be­lieve the same sus­pect over­pow­ered a woman in her 80s who an­swered her door. The sus­pect also took some of the res­i­dent’s per­sonal be­long­ings, but the el­derly woman was not in­jured.

A de­tailed de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect was not avail­able.

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