Minot YMCA evacuated after chemical scare

The Minot Family YMCA was shut down until 5 p.m. Tuesday following a chemical release scare.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m., thus shutting the facility down for roughly an hour.

Capt. John Klug of the Minot Police Department said Minot firefighters were released from the site after determining that the incident was a probable accident and didn’t pose a threat.

It is believed that someone had released pepper spray in one of the hallways and as it dissipated it also spread, causing iritation to visitors.

Flint McColgan