Seven people were sickened at a Florida Planned Parenthood office in what started out as a mystery.
Was it an attack? Was it the liquid found in a stairwell?
The building was evecuated and shut down.
After hazmat teams descended on the downtown Sarasota building on Monday, they found the cause: uncapped cleaning solutions, according to the Bradenton Herald.
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At first, they stopped at a substance found in the stairwell.
After further analysis, we found that it was baby formula that was spilled in the stairwell due to the evacuation process,” said Sarasota County Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hoag from the scene shortly after noon.
The 34 people in the building not sickened were taken to an air-conditioned bus outside the office and were not showing symptoms, according to the report.
Officials say they are not conducting a criminal investigation, but the cleaning supplies will be looked into.
The Sarasota Health Center, an arm of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, will be closed Tuesday.
“We are thankful to local law enforcement and emergency responders for quickly managing the situation and ensuring the safety of our staff,” CEO Barbara Zdravecky said in a stement.