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Emergency Drill 07252014


Mason Stockstill, Loyola Marymount University


Hazardous Chemical Release at LMU:
Community Asked to Stay Inside Until Further Notice


LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2014) – Community members in the neighborhoods surrounding Loyola Marymount University are being asked to stay inside until further notice due to a  chemical release in one of the university’s science buildings. 

The request came from Battalion Chief Armando Hogan of the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is on the scene.

The release was reported at 9:05 a.m. today. Los Angeles police and fire personnel arrived at 9:15 a.m. and treated four male students for breathing problems at the scene.

Seaver Science Hall and Sullivan Hall have been evacuated, and people inside the nearby buildings of Foley Hall and Burns Recreation Center were told to shelter in place as a precautionary measure. The campus remains open.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. For updates, visit www.lmu.edu online.




About Loyola Marymount University
Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is a comprehensive university offering 60 major programs, 36 master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in education from four colleges, two schools and Loyola Law School. Founded in 1911, LMU is ranked third in “Best Regional Universities/West” by U.S. News & World Report. LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university for undergraduates on the West Coast with more than 5,900 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. For more LMU news and events, please visit www.lmu.edu/news.