Pa. hotel closed due to bed bugs

April 30, 2009 4:19:12 AM PDT
Authorities in Pennsylvania's capital city have shut down a small hotel after getting a complaint about bed bugs.

Harrisburg Police Chief Charles Kellar says the inspectors themselves became infested with the bugs as they inspected the building Wednesday. They were sent to a hospital to be decontaminated.

Tenants were ushered through a mobile hazardous materials shower unit, taken to a shelter and given new clothes.

Hotel owner Wali Mohmand says authorities overreacted. He told WGAL-TV that an exterminator sprayed the building Tuesday and it was fine. He said everything is up to code in the building.

Health officials are to decide Thursday if the hotel may remain open.

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