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All-clear given at Riverbend Prison after possible HAZMAT situation

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 14:12:15-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Fire officials have given the all-clear at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison after a potential HAZMAT situation prompted a large response.

Nashville Fire tweeted Thursday afternoon that an “unknown substance” had sickened multiple people.

The department later said crews went inside the building and didn't find anything. At least person is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; however, it's unclear as to why.