13 ill from tear gas in Roermond

20th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 February 2007, AMSTERDAM – Police report that 13 people fell ill at the La Cave café on the Veldstraat in Roermond early on Tuesday morning because of large amounts of tear gas or pepper spray released in the café. The victims were brought to the hospital for treatment and allowed to go home.


20 February 2007

AMSTERDAM – Police report that 13 people fell ill at the La Cave café on the Veldstraat in Roermond early on Tuesday morning because of large amounts of tear gas or pepper spray released in the café. The victims were brought to the hospital for treatment and allowed to go home.

Witnesses in the café say that several people suddenly fainted and others went into shock. Some also suffered heart palpitations and eye irritation. A panic then broke out and everyone tried to leave the café at once. The police are investigating exactly what substance was sprayed in the area.

After being evacuated the café was open for business once again at about 2.00 a.m. The police wanted to prevent people from having to walk around outside because of the cold. The police, who now suspect that the reactions in the patrons were caused by tear gas, have no idea who sprayed the substance in the café.

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