Movie Theater Evacuated Due To 'Highly Contagious' Box Of Leaking Urine
By Bill Galluccio
December 1, 2019
Happening Now! B171, B181, L171, HM173, A171, E178 and E182 at Northbend theater for hazmat call with a box marked “highly contagious human substance”. Box has been isolated and one patient treated as a precaution. Five hazmat techs on scene. pic.twitter.com/mLdSaexN2u— Eastside Firefighters (@IAFF2878) November 30, 2019
A movie theater in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, was evacuated after a package containing a “highly contagious human substance” was mistakenly shipped to the wrong address. The theater manager opened up the box and discovered a yellow liquid inside. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution after some of the liquid splashed on him.
Hazmat teams analyzed the package as authorities evacuated the theater and surrounding buildings. They determined that the liquid was urine that had been "disposed of appropriately in a bio container." They discarded the urine samples, and the movie theater reopened.
The package was supposed to be delivered to a medical clinic in Tacoma, which is about 30 miles away. Authorities are not sure how the container ended up at the movie theater.
Photo: Eastside Firefighters