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Sunday, August 22, 2010

FEMA Hazmat Scare in Nashville

A strange smell at the FEMA center in Antioch sent four people to the hospital Saturday and forced authorities to evacuate the building and Hickory Hollow Mall.The FEMA Center is in the old J.C. Penney building at the mall. Employees there told emergency medical workers they felt sick from a strange smell.Hazardous materials specialists and Homeland Security employees began evacuating the building and the mall at about 10:30 a.m.Agents searched for a cause of the odor but didn't find anything. There was concern a gas leak may have occurred, but gas was not running to the building, authorities said.Four people went to the hospital. All but one were released.

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