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Gdansk. An explosion in the police laboratory. One person injured

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The Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk admits that an unknown substance exploded in their laboratory. What happened was called a “micro-explosion” by the Pomeranian police spokesman. As a result, one officer was injured. Her life is not in danger.

According to the press spokesman of the Provincial Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Gdańsk, Łukasz Płusa, on Friday, firefighters received a report about an explosion of an unknown substance in the forensic laboratory of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk.

Maciej Stęplewski, a spokesman for the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk, admitted that the incident took place – in the laboratory of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk on Biskupia Górka – around 9.30. He called the explosion a “micro-explosion”.

Injured policewoman

– The policewoman performed official duties and during this a pyrotechnic incident took place. She was slightly injured. This is a non-life threatening injury. Medical services and firefighters were called to the site – said Stęplewski. According to preliminary information, there was a spontaneous combustion in the laboratory, which generated a high temperature. As a result of the explosion, the policewoman has a burned hand. The police do not disclose what substance was tested by the injured officer. – We are collecting materials in the case, which will go to the prosecutor’s office – added Stęplewski.

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Other people working in the laboratory, until it was sure that they were safe, went outside the building. At that time, the medical services treated the policewoman.

As emphasized by the policeman, although he has been working in the Gdańsk police for 25 years, he does not remember a similar incident in the laboratory in Biskupia Górka.

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