Police: Questionable material found at Aloft Chesapeake not hazardous

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A hotel in the Greenbrier area of the city evacuated their third floor for a possible hazardous material exposure Sunday.

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Chesapeake police say their investigation at Aloft Chesapeake determined the material found was not hazardous.

Lieutenant Tony Barakat with the Chesapeake Fire Department says the emergency call came in around 4 p.m. and their crew arrived at the hotel on Crossways Boulevard shortly after.

Earlier Barakat told 10 On Your Side they were evaluating a Chesapeake Police Officer at the scene, but Chesapeake police say that no officer was evaluated for possible exposure.

The Portsmouth Fire Department’s Hazmat Team and the Department of Emergency Management is assisted Chesapeake Fire with the situation.

Police say there were no injuries and the hotel has resumed normal operations.

“It’s kind of like scary to see something like this happen where I’m staying less than 100 yards away. In the back of my mind it’s like am I in a safe space or not, ” said one witness staying at a hotel across the street.

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