June 23, 2018
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Bangor ‘explosion’ turns out to be pepper spray

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Reports of an explosion and the odor of chemicals early Friday evening brought a large contingent of police officers and firefighters to 347 Buck St.

When they arrived, however, public safety personnel instead found that a container of pepper spray somehow had discharged, getting into the eyes of a person who was at the residence, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said Friday night.

Emergency medical personnel flushed the afflicted person’s eyes at the scene but no other medical treatment was needed, Hodges said. He said no one was charged in connection with the incident, which occurred about 5:30 p.m.

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