Police: No threat to public safety after 'suspicious smell' investigation in Waukesha

Updated: 7:28 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2020

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police say the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation's Clandestine Laboratory Response Team has determined that there is no ongoing risk to the safety of residents.

All residents of the building have returned to their apartments, and W. Main Street will be opened to traffic after all equipment is removed from the street. 

The City of Waukesha will continue to investigate the origin of the suspicious odor.


Posted: 6:22 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2020

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police are investigating a "suspicious odor" at the Wisconsin House Monday, Feb. 10. 

Detectives from the Waukesha Police Department responded to the building near Main Street and Wisconsin Avenue around 2:38 p.m. to investigate a smell coming from the third floor. 

Residents were evacuated from the building, and Waukesha Metro Bus provided shelter for those that were temporarily displaced. 

Authorities say W. Main Street is currently closed to vehicles from Maple Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue. 

This is an active investigation.

CBS 58 will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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