Leaking can of bear mace hospitalizes 2 individuals in Millinocket

Two individuals have been hospitalized Tuesday after a punctured can of bear mace crammed a Millinocket residence, inflicting the occupants respiration hassle and eye irritation.

Three individuals from the single-family residence on Colony Place have been evacuated, and two of them have been taken to a close-by hospital, Orono’s Public Security Director Geoff Low mentioned. It’s unclear whether or not they have been launched.

Individuals from 5 close by properties have been evacuated as a precaution whereas companies labored to determine what was responsible for the chemical leak, Low mentioned. Residents of three different properties have been requested to shelter in place.