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UMBC Police Station Evacuated by Gas Leak

The police radio and 911 center are still operational, but other services are curtailed after gas leak in campus central plant next door.

Update: At 11:06 a.m., UMBC police issued an alert that said the gas leak had been contained and police services returned to normal.

A natural gas leak at the central plant of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has affected the campus police department's headquarters next door, according to Deputy Chief Paul Dillon.

The police department offices were evacuated after the leak in a natural gas line was discovered shortly before 10 a.m on Wednesday morning, Dillon said.

An alert informing the UMBC community of the situation was issued at 10:17 a.m.

Dillon said that the police department's radio system and 911 center are staffed and operational, but other services are curtailed until the gas leak is controlled.

Utility crews are on the scene at UMBC and working to shut off the gas line that is leaking, according to Dillon.

Another alert will be issued when the police department is back in their offices and fully operational, he said.

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