4 hospitalized by dangerous substance
Sep 17, 2013 / 8:28 am
Two Richmond residents and two Mounties have been hospitalized after someone threw a dangerous substance into a home on Taseko Crescent Monday night.
The yet-unidentified substance was tossed through a ground-floor window at the residence, located near Westminster Highway and No. 2 Road, at around 10:30 p.m.
A hazmat team was called to the house and cordoned the property off overnight.
“We entered the hot zone and confined the product to the home by sealing up the window and then we went to try and test the product,” Battalion Chief Gord Graebel told CTV News.
“At this time the substance still remains unknown and the matter has been turned over to police for further investigation.”
The residents and a pair of RCMP officers who responded to the attack all suffered respiratory distress and were taken to hospital for treatment.
Investigators are canvassing the neighbourhood and looking for any potential surveillance video that can help identify a suspect.
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