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MPD: It was not blood but just 'red fluid' leaking from garbage truck along 26th Street

Posted at 5:43 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 18:43:22-04

MILWAUKEE — It turns out what people initially thought was blood spilling from a garbage truck was in fact just "red fluid."

Milwaukee Police said they responded to a suspicious call on Tuesday around 9:25 a.m., on the 1100 block of S. 26th Street.

Witnesses there told officers that they thought a garbage truck was spilling a substance that appeared to be blood.

But responding officers soon determined it was not blood but a "red fluid" that had been leaking from the truck.

The department still did not identify that red substance, which ended up causing some confusion for neighbors on Tuesday.

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