Six needed treatment Mystery substance hurled from window
SIX people have been treated by paramedics after a mysterious substance was hurled from a window near Bristol’s harbourside.
A huge emergency response was launched after people started being sick.
The bizarre incident unfolded after an unknown substance was thrown out of the PrimeEndoscopy building, on Canons Way.
Several employees, who worked at a Tesco located in the building, then began to be sick.
Police cars, a major incident unit, paramedics and firefighters all attended, at around 3.10pm yesterday.
Officers then set up a cordon while they investigated.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: “We were called at 3.10pm to Canons Way in central Bristol to reports of criminal damage.
“Staff at a supermarket reported that at 12.30pm an unknown substance had been thrown from a window. A small number of staff members had later reported feeling unwell.
“As a precautionary measure fire and ambulance services attended and a small cordon was put in place in the pedestrianised area so experts could establish the nature of the substance.
“The scene has now been examined and the substance is not believed to be harmful. The area has been cleared and the cordon will now be lifted.”
Thankfully, no one suffered serious injuries.
A South Western Ambulance spokesperson said: “SWASFT paramedics have attended an incident on Millennium Promenade, Bristol, when a call came in just after 3.22pm.
❝ A small number of members of staff later reported feeling unwell A police spokesman
“Six patients have been treated on scene and are being checked over after an unknown liquid was thrown earlier in the day.
“No serious injuries and none have gone to hospital.”
Firefighters from Kingswood, Southmead and Patchway all attended.
An Avon Fire and Rescue spokesperson said crews were called to assist police.
Ambulances on the scene yesterday as six people were taken ill after an unknown substance was thrown from a window on Canons Way