Unspecified Hazard Prompts Evacuation of UCLA Molecular Science Building


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An unspecified "environmental hazard" prompted an evacuation of UCLA's Molecular Sciences Building Thursday, though no injuries were reported.

Campus police and fire department units responded to the building just after noon on reports of the hazard and evacuated the building out of an abundance of caution, according to a UCLA campus alert.

Staff and students were advised by the university to avoid the building, but the rest of the campus remained open. Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad and hazmat units, in addition to Los Angeles Fire Department personnel, were assisting campus authorities with the hazmat response.

Charles E. Young Drive South was closed between Tiverton and Manning drives for an unknown duration as authorities investigated the hazard.

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