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EMS responds to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after 2 Hertz employees become sick from alleged unknown substance

Stick with 3News as we learn more details on this incident.

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on June 16, 2022.

An investigation is underway after there was a hazardous material incident at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Wednesday morning around 8:15 a.m.

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According to officials, the airport's fire department responded to the Hertz rental car area at CLE after two employees fell ill. 

While cleaning a rental car that had been returned, two Hertz Rental Car employees came into contact with an unknown substance, according to a preliminary investigation. 

The two employees were taken to MetroHealth after experiencing chest pains and dizziness.

Upon further investigation, the City of Cleveland said that investigators believe the substance was laundry detergent. 

Stick with 3News as we learn more about this ongoing investigation. 


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