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Suspicious substance found at local gas station

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 14:27:19-04

FOND DU LAC -- A hazardous materials team was called to a Fond du Lac gas station early Friday after a suspicious substance was found in a garbage can. 

The incident happened at approximately 12:50 a.m. at the BP Kwik Mart, 36 West Scott St.

According to Fond du Lac Fire Rescue, a man was searching through a garbage can for aluminum cans and noticed white powder on a plastic bottle. Shortly after, officials said the man developed a burning sensation in his eyes and face area. 

The chemical was removed, contained in a plastic bottle and placed in a safe location.

Authorities are now investigating to figure out what the chemical was and how it got there.