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Gas leak prompts brief evacuation of police substation

WICHITA — The Patrol East Bureau just north of Kellogg on Edgemoor was evacuated for about 10 minutes this morning because of a nearby gas leak.

The leak occurred on Lexington, next to the police substation at 350 S. Edgemoor.

The odor prompted officials to evacuate the substation prior to 10 a.m. "so nobody would get sick," Capt. Hassan Ramzah said.

Firefighters sealed off the gas leak and people returned to work inside the building.

No members of the public were at the bureau at the time of the evacuation, Ramzah said.

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