A member of the Chicago Cubs’ safety crew was hospitalized Tuesday after coming into contact with what the crew stated was a “overseas substance.”
The worker “detected” the substance “that was contained in a small package deal” delivered to places of work subsequent to Wrigley Area.
The crew, in an announcement, stated it “prompted a Chicago Hearth Division hazmat response,” and the worker was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital by ambulance and has since been launched.
A bomb unit was additionally on the places of work.
Police stated the substance was a “pores and skin irritant,” and the crew stated the worker had an “allergic response.”
“At the moment, we now have not been requested to go away the constructing or shelter in place whereas the security evaluation and investigation is underway,” the crew stated, by way of ABC 7 in Chicago.
One other report stated close by streets had been blocked off, based on a publish on X, previously Twitter, at 6:44 p.m. ET.
The Cubs’ places of work are adjoining to Wrigley Area on the west facet of the ballpark.
The Cubs narrowly missed out on the postseason this yr, ending only one sport behind the Arizona Diamondbacks, who earned the sixth and remaining seed.
The D-Backs are main the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 in a best-of-five NLDS after profitable every of the primary two video games in southern California.
Chicago’s 83 wins had been its most because it received 84 in 2019, however it’s the third consecutive season the Cubs missed the postseason. They’ve made the postseason simply as soon as since 2018, throughout the truncated 60-game season in 2020.