Police sickened by fumes at I-95 rest stop

Police responded to a HAZMAT situation at a rest stop on Interstate 95 in Newark, Delaware on Tuesday morning.
August 2, 2011 10:23:05 AM PDT
Two state police troopers were sickened after opening the doors of a suspicious vehicle at a rest stop on Interstate 95.

The vehicle was found on Tuesday morning at the stop in Newark, Delaware.

State police troopers were called after the vehicle was found to be sitting at a gas pump for several hours.

Responding troopers arrived around 7:05 a.m. and opened the doors of the vehicle. That's when they became dizzy from fumes inside the car.

The two troopers were taken to the hospital complaining of nausea, dizziness and respiratory difficulty.

A HAZMAT team was called in and the entrance to gas station at the north end of the plaza was closed around 8:25 a.m.

Investigators on the scene say the materials in the car may have been used in the production of methamphetamine.

The situation was declared under control around 9:45 a.m.

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