Anderson Police Department evacuated after officers exposed to substance

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ANDERSON, Ind. – The Anderson Police Department was evacuated after two officers were exposed to a bulking agent commonly used to cut drugs like meth.

At around 4:45 p.m., two officers were putting something into evidence when they were exposed to an unknown substance, whichich was possibly a narcotic.

Police said the officers were medically evaluated and were okay. The department’s building was shut down so a hazmat team could examine its HVAC system.

Anderson Fire Department and the Madison County Task Force responded to the scene. It was later determined the substance was not harmful, hoever it was initially feared the substance could have been fentanyl.

Just before 7:45 p.m., the building was deemed safe for re-entry.

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