3 Taken To Hospital From Indiana Statehouse

A Statehouse tour group reported difficulty breathing Thursday morning. The three taken to the hospital are reportedly in stable condition.

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The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Three people were transported to an Indianapolis hospital from the Statehouse after feeling faint this morning. Another dozen complained of dizziness and difficulty breathing.

Fire department and EMT personnel were sent to the Statehouse Thursday morning after several members of a tour group complained of respiratory problems.

A HAZMAT team was later called in to test the air quality of the entire building, though the affected group was confined primarily to the Department of Education. Fire department spokesperson Eric Hofmeister says the cause of the illness is still unknown.

“We went through the whole building with the meter,” he says. “All readings of air levels came back normal. There was no concern to evacuate the building.”

The three people transported to the hospital are reportedly in stable condition. State police say the investigation is now in the hands of the Board of Health.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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