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Medical emergency leads to HAZMAT response in Dartmouth

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Update: The incident on Portland St. has concluded.

The three officers have been released from hospital.

The woman remains in hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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On November 21, 2019 at 4:46 p.m., Officers responded to​ the 500 block​ of Portland St. in​ Dartmouth for​ a report of a woman suffering from a medical emergency.

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Officers located the woman inside a vehicle at the rear of​ the building and in the process of helping her, suffered exposure to a​ chemical substance.

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The woman and the three officers involved were transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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Police and Halifax Fire and Emergencies are expected to remain on scene until the chemical substance is cleaned up.

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There is no threat to public safety, the affected area is contained to the site.

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We ask the public to stay away from the area until the incident is over.

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