SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Kohl’s department store in Secaucus, New Jersey, was evacuated Sunday night after an unknown substance began to make shoppers sick.
The store was evacuated at around 9 p.m. after employees began telling customers to leave, CBS2’s Brian Webb reported.READ MORE: 10-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Harlem, Police Investigating
The substance seemed to be coming from the front of the store by the cash registers, Webb reported. Witnesses said some shoppers were coughing, choking and even vomiting.
Officials said at least a dozen people were affected. Firefighters and ambulances were still on scene treated sick store goers at around 11 p.m. Sunday night.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Javits Center Vaccination Site Now Open 24 Hours
“It was in the air and everybody had it all around the registers,” John Seboroski, a shopper, said. “When I got outside, my wife was in pretty bad shape.”
Officials said there is no indication of a gas leak at this point.MORE NEWS: Paramedic Speaks Out About Being Bitten On Face During Routine Call In Brooklyn: 'We Need Better Protection'
The investigation is ongoing.