(CBS/AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Police in Montgomery, Ala. evacuated their headquarters and the city jail recently after they noticed an odd odor.
Police said the malodorous culprit was a leaking battery.
Montgomery Sgt. Regina Duckett said some employees got wind of it about 8 a.m. Saturday, and alarms started going off near a room that held a large number of batteries used to power backup generators during a power outage.
Crews removed all the batteries and ventilated the building, which reopened within a few hours. Police said several people were treated at scene for possible inhalation of the unpleasant substance, but there were no serious injuries.