INDIANAPOLIS – Authorities say an unknown substance sickened seven adults and temporarily closed an Indianapolis hospital’s emergency room.
Riley Hospital for Children President Dr. Jeff Sperring said the incident has been contained and there are no signs that it has spread. He said the source of the substance hasn’t been determined.
The conditions of those who became ill haven’t been released. The Indianapolis Star reports one patient was taken to another hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sperring said the Riley emergency room remained closed more than two hours after the incident occurred shortly before noon, but other hospital operations have resumed.
Indianapolis Fire Department spokesman Lt. Derrick Sayles said a hazardous materials unit collected clothing from the affected employees and will have it tested to determine what the substance is.