Harford Hazmat responds to 'acidic material' strewn through Churchville home

Harford County's Hazardous Materials Team responded to a home in Churchville where "an acidic material" was found throughout the house Thursday night, county Department of Emergency Operations spokesman Bob Thomas said.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office was originally called out to the home in the 1100 block of Rolling Green Drive at about 11 p.m. for a report of trespassing that was a violation of a protective order, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cristie Kahler said Friday.

Sheriff's deputies then called the Hazmat unit because "they thought they smelled something," Kahler said.

Thomas said Level Volunteer Fire Company had reported that an unidentified person, as well as objects around the home, had been possibly contaminated with an acidic or liquid product.

The person, who was not the homeowner, was transported for precautionary reasons to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center but was not injured, Thomas said.

Hazmat was able to ventilate the home and the homeowner got a private contractor for clean up of the substance, which was "some type of acidic material" that "had been strewn or poured throughout the home," Thomas said.

Neither Thomas nor Kahler could provide any more immediate details on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Kahler said, however, that its does not appear anyone was arrested or charged in the incident.

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