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Police officers, woman sent to hospital after chemical exposure near Dartmouth Sobeys

Halifax fire crews respond to a chemical exposure at the Portland Street Sobeys on Nov. 21, 2019. Alexander Quon/Global News

A woman and three Halifax Regional Police officers have been sent to hospital after being exposed to a chemical substance on Thursday.

Police say officers responded to the 500 block of Portland Street in Dartmouth at 4:46 p.m., for a report of a woman suffering from a medical emergency.

When they arrived, officers located the woman inside a vehicle at the rear of the Sobeys on Portland Street.

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In the process of assisting the woman, three officers were exposed to an undisclosed chemical substance.

All four were transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police and Halifax fire crews will remain on scene until the chemical substance is cleaned up.

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Halifax police say there is no threat to public safety and that the area affected by the substance is contained to the site.

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However, they’ve asked the public to stay away from the area until the incident is over.

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