Pepper spray scare empties Lawrence bank

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LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — A Chase Bank in Lawrence was evacuated on Thursday because of a substance that ended up being pepper spray.

Police and the fire department were called to the bank at 4202 N. Franklin Road around 11 a.m. after bank employees and customers reported burning throats and coughing. The bank manager evacuated everyone after finding an orange mark near one of the teller windows.

After an investigation, experts determined the orange substance in the bank was pepper spray. It wasn’t clear whether it was put there intentionally or by accident, but the case remains under investigation.

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