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Date: Aug 27, 2015

UPDATE (August 27  11:02 a.m.):

Baltimore County Fire Department officials have determined that the incident was caused by the misuse of household cleaners that caused an irritating odor and non-life threatening symptoms.

Baltimore County Fire Department units have begun to clear the scene and residents are being allowed back into the building.

Approximately 19 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to the incident.

Original release (August 27  10:07 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department is on the scene at a Cockeysville apartment building investigating a strange odor.

Units responded to an apartment building in the Unit Block of Snowdrift Court 21030 just before 7:30 a.m. this morning after someone smelled a strange odor in a hallway.

Approximately 15 people have been evacuated from the building and evaluated by medical personnel. No one has been transported to the hospital.

The Baltimore County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team is at the scene as fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the odor.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for an August 11 robbery at a Dundalk Highs store.

Just after 11 p.m. on August 11, the suspect entered a Highs store in the 6800 block of Broening Road 21222. He displayed a gun and demanded property. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

Revised June 27, 2017