Methodist University Hospital ER evacuated after hazmat scare

(WMC-TV) - The emergency room at Methodist University Hospital in midtown Memphis was evacuated late Monday night after a hazmat scare.

Memphis firefighters responded to the call around 11:40 p.m.  Investigators said janitors mixed a chemical and a battery, setting off an odor.

The emergency room had to be evacuated for about an hour.

No one was injured.

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