Oklahoma store evacuated after possible pepper spray release

The Associated Press - December 21, 2018 10:13 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Authorities say the possible release of pepper spray may be responsible for respiratory complaints that forced the evacuation of a store in downtown Oklahoma City.
An Oklahoma City Fire Department hazardous materials team was called to the Bass Pro Shops facility at about 11 a.m. Thursday after some customers complained of respiratory issues.
Officials evacuated the building while about 100 customers were inside the store. About 20 people were evaluated by medical personnel but no one was transported to a hospital.
Store managers allowed the store to air out before shoppers were allowed back inside around noon. Investigators say the possible cause of the respiratory issues was the discharge of pepper spray. The company’s website lists pepper spray as a product it sells.

 

Latest Stories

OSU president announces plans to retire

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis has announced plans to retire at...

16-year-old surrenders in fatal shooting of 12-year-old

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in an Oklahoma City suburb say that a 16-year-old boy...

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations beat prior day’s record high

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s official count of coronavirus hospitalizations has hit a new record high...