(HUTCHINSON, Kan.) — Streets are now reopened after an evacuation in Hutchinson. Hazmat and the Wichita bomb squad had to search a house for explosives and a chemical spill.
The Hutchinson Police Department posted on its Facebook page that Hoagland St. was closed down around 2nd Ave. and 4th Ave., and between Porter and K-61.
Police tell us a man mixed up some sort of bleach/chlorine mixture. His next door neighbor tells us he called the KBI five days prior to report a chemical smell lingering in the neighborhood.
The man also said there was an explosive device in his home. The man is currently in the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.