Tuesday, 9 October 2001 : "not far from here"UPDATE: It seems less serious now than initially thought:
Southern Ave. Metro Station Closed (updated 3:20pm Eastern)
...the people were complaining of nausea, headache and dry throat, which could also be symptoms of exposure to pepper spray, which officers used while trying to take the man into custody.
Being not that far from here, this is worrisome:
Suspicious Incident at Md. Subway
A Metro subway station just outside Washington [Southern Avenue, on the Green Line] was closed Tuesday after an armed man scuffled with a police officer and a jar with an unknown substance fell onto the platform, officials said.
Fire department hazardous-material teams in protective rubber suits responded after several people reported being sick.
Mark Brady, a Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman, said a man dispensed some type of product in the subway station. "That product made people on the train sick, with dry throats and nausea," he said. About 15 people were isolated.
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