1 Injured in Chemical Reaction at University of Maryland Chemistry Lab


One person was injured Thursday afternoon during an adverse chemical reaction in a chemistry lab at the University of Maryland College Park.

The victim sustained injuries to the facial area, and was decontaminated and taken to a hospital for treatment, Prince George's Fire spokesman Mark Brady posted on Twitter.

Prince George's Fire is investigating the reaction, which Brady described as small, at the university's chemistry building.

A Prince George's Fire hazmat team is on the scene at 8501 Regents Drive, assisting UMd. Physical Plant and Chemistry officials with evaluation and cleanup, Brady said.

The chemistry building was evacuated shortly after the incident, and Regents Drive between Field House Drive and Stadium Drive was closed to traffic, according to the UMd. Police Department. The building and street have since reopened.

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