01-12-10 BPD Advisory: Incident at 333 North Sailfish
BPD Advisory: Incident at 333 North
What Happened: This morning (January 12th) at
approximately 9:00 a.m. a Boise Police Evidence Technician was
preparing to process an item of evidence in the Crime Lab located
at 333 North Sailfish (BPD Headquarters at City Hall West). The
evidence consisted of a "Molotov Cocktail" that had already been
ignited, and then put out with a fire extinguisher a number of
weeks ago. The evidence had then been placed in a locker (Confined
space) for further testing. The technician was wearing the
appropriate protective equipment at the time. We believe the
technician may have gotten a small amount of the powder from the
fire extinguisher material on her face when the package was opened
this morning. At the time, she complained of eye irritation and
notified a supervisor.
Boise Fire and Hazmat responded to the scene to ensure safety.
The technician has been examined by medical personnel and is not
being transported to a hospital. The immediate area within the
Crime Lab (a secure facility within the building) was temporarily
cleared. The building was not evacuated. Crews are beginning to
clear the scene.
Release Prepared By:
Boise Police Public Information