'Tear gas' leaves three women unwell at Dundee job centre

A job centre in Dundee has been evacuated after three woman suffered breathing difficulties, thought to have been caused by tear gas.

Firefighters believe someone released a small amount of the CS gas in the job centre at Wellgate shopping centre at about 13:20.

The women complained of feeling unwell in the lift area and were treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

Police believe the affected area was confined to the lift.

However, they set up a cordon so inquiries could be carried out.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it sent three rescue pumps and a hazardous material unit to the job centre.

"There appears to be a small amount of CS gas released by an individual in the vicinity of the lift area," a spokeswoman said.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tayside & Central



Min. Night 4 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.