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Manhattan hospital medical school evacuated after chemical spill: authorities

Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 12:45:26-04

A chemical spill at Mount Sinai prompted an evacuation at the hospital’s medical school on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, officials say. (Citizen App)

UPPER EAST SIDE — Hundreds of people were evacuated from the medical school at a Manhattan hospital Wednesday morning after a chemical spill, according to the FDNY.

A peroxide spill prompted the evacuation just after 10:30 a.m. at the Icahan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hospital, located near Madison Avenue and East 101st Street, officials said.

About 150 people were evacuated from the medical school, according to authorities. No injuries were reported.

Just after 12:30 p.m., the FDNY said crews were wrapping up at the scene.

Video from the Citizen App showed multiple firetrucks and at least one ambulance on the scene, right across from Central Park.