Man in protective custody after Haz-Mat call in Sidney Thursday night
SIDNEY, NE — A man is under close supervision from authorities after they responded to a Haz-Mat call in downtown Sidney Thursday night.
According to Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub, Sidney Police responded to a call just after 6 p.m. at the Ninth Avenue Apartments for a 41-year-old man saying he had a dangerous mixture of chemicals and intended to inhale them.
Once on scene, authorities placed the man in emergency protective custody. The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department evacuated the apartment complex. The incident also led to the intersection of 9th and Jackson St. to be closed temporarily Thursday night.
A Nebraska State Patrol Haz-Mat team responded and determined there were no toxic gasses in the building. The residents were then let back inside and the intersection reopened as officials cleared the scene.
The 41-year-old man remains in protective custody pending available placement in a facility that will address his medical and mental health needs, according to Schaub.