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Occupants get ill after item tossed into Richmond home
Richmond RCMP are investigating what caused the occupants of a home on the 6200 block of Taseko Crescent to become ill after an object was thrown through their front window late Monday night.
Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said Tuesday morning that experts are still trying to identify the substance involved in the incident at the home, near the corner of No. 2 Road and Westminster Highway.
The occupants were taken to hospital, but released a short time later, Ashton said.
Two emergency responders were also treated and released, she said.
One neighbour said she didn’t see or hear anything, but someone who came knocking at her door Monday night urged her to close her windows.
Ashton said the occupants heard glass break, and the sound of a vehicle speeding away, and shortly thereafter began feeling the effects and exited the house.
The house was then sealed up , including the shattered window.
Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, investigators specially trained to deal with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear substances.