Six needed treat­ment Mys­tery sub­stance hurled from win­dow

Bristol Post - - NEWS - Emma GRIMSHAW [email protected]­plc.com

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

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