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Police: Downtown evacuation caused by Freon leak

Posted February 20, 2009 3:14 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2009 5:13 p.m. EDT

— The State Laboratory of Public Health building was evacuated Friday due to a Freon leak, dispatchers said.

The building, located at 306 N. Wilmington St., was evacuated just before 3 p.m.

Police re-opened surrounding streets and gave the all-clear after about an hour.

The State Laboratory of Public Health is an organization that provides laboratory services to doctors and other health providers.