3 KCMO police officers released from hospital following chemical explosion

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A chemical explosion blew the window out of a home Saturday night, which sent three police officers to the hospital. The officers were exposed to the chemical that was being created inside the home.

The explosion happened in the 2900 block of Olive St. Witnesses said the three officers were taken away in an ambulance. Investigators say they are all doing okay and on Sunday the police department confirmed that they were released from the hospital.

Neighbors heard an explosion and ran outside to see smoke coming out of the home and called 911.

Witnesses said three officers ran inside then minutes later ran back out. Witnesses also said several children were inside the home and ran out too.

Meth lab specialists were also called on scene to assist.

A man that lived in the home was injured and treated for smoke inhalation.

Police aren't releasing specifics about what chemical exploded but witnesses say they know what it was.

"From what I understand we were told it was like a junior, the guy made a joke about it and said it was like a junior chemistry set. So basically I guess they were cooking. (Cooking drugs?) Yeah. That's what we were told by one of the officers," Witness Asia McClain said.

The scene was cleaned up by late Saturday and the family is back inside the home. Police said the three officers were expected to be released from the hospital Saturday night.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.