Montgomery Municipal Justice Center evacuated over strange smell

Updated: Jul. 6, 2017 at 3:06 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Fire Department was called to investigate reports of a "gas odor" at the Montgomery Municipal Justice Center on Madison Avenue Thursday afternoon after employees complained of a strange smell.

Sgt. Omari Whiting said a team was brought in to monitor the air quality but no alerts were received, so the air was deemed safe.

The building was evacuated and allowed to ventilate. Everyone has since been allowed back inside.

Whiting said plumbers had been working in the area for the last two days but he wasn't sure if their work was related to the odor.

Though nothing dangerous was found, a business that specializes in air quality control is being brought in to figure out what happened.

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