Body found, multiple officers hospitalized in hazmat situation in DeKalb

A hotel on Memorial Drive in DeKalb County was evacuated in a hazmat situation.
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A hotel on Memorial Drive in DeKalb County was evacuated in a hazmat situation.

Three officers have been taken to an area hospital after responding to the United Inn Hotel on Memorial Drive in DeKalb County. Some type of hazardous material was suspected, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Emergency crews have evacuated the third floor of the hotel, but authorities found a body in a hotel room, DeKalb County police spokesperson Shiera Campbell said.

The officers said there was a strong chemical odor in the room with the dead body and officers started to feel sick, Channel 2 reported. The officers called for EMS and hazmat.

Fire investigators took samples from inside the room to try to figure out what is causing the odor, Channel 2 reported.

» The situation is still developing.

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