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2 officers injured in St. Charles domestic call

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Crews in St. Charles Tuesday after two officers were hospitalized (Credit: KMOV) Crews in St. Charles Tuesday after two officers were hospitalized (Credit: KMOV)

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Two police officers were transported to a hospital after being called for a domestic situation in St. Charles early Tuesday.

The St. Charles Fire Department were called to an apartment complex for a disturbance in the 800 block of Marina Drive around 12:10 a.m.

Upon their arrival, the fire department said the St. Charles Police Department notified them that two officers were exposed to chemicals when entering the apartment. Police said the officers developed symptoms such as burning eyes, tingling tongue, and vomiting. 

The officers were given decontamination wash downs on the scene and were transported to the hospital. 

When they arrived, they felt the impact of some kind of chemical. Fire crews did a decontamination of the officers, who were complaining of eye and respiratory irritations.

"Due to what the officers had reported to be in the apartment, there were some concerns about what might be present so the Hazmat team was notified. They were brought out to take some samples and make sure there wasn't anything hazardous," said St. Charles Fire Capt. Kelly Hunsel. 

St. Charles Police Lt. Tom Wilkison told News 4 the chemicals found in the apartment were from household cleaners. He also said the chemicals are not "meth lab related."

The officers were treated and released from the hospital by 7 a.m. Tuesday.

One person was arrested from the original disturbance call, according to Lt. Wilkison. The details regarding the arrest have not been released. 

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