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Towers A and B evacuated due to suspicious odor

6 February 2014 By Cody Boteler, Assistant News Editor; Daryllee Hale, Arts and Life Editor; Brandi Bottalico, Senior Editor No Comments
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Glen Complex Towers A and B were evacuated due to reports of a suspicious odor in the vicinity, according to Col. Joe Herring.

“The fire dept checked it and they determined it was not gas or a substance we should be concerned with,” Herring said.

Tower A was evacuated at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 6, and Tower B was evacuated at 9:50 p.m., according to resident assistants.

“We were just told to evacuate the building and maintain control,” Tower A Resident Assistant Jenna Herrmann said.

It took approximately an hour to reopen the residence halls, Herring said.

Sophomore Jordan Rozsas said she smelt something burning and thought it might have been her heating unit but then she was told to evacuate.

Towson police officials said they are still checking with maintenance but can’t confirm anything.

Freshman Rachel White was sitting in the University Union awaiting the opening of the residence halls.

“They told us to wait. It’s going to be a while,” she said.

Tower A and B were reopened at approximately 10:40 p.m.

Environmental Health and Safety will look into it more tomorrow, Herring said.

The Towerlight will update you as more information becomes available.

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