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Possible meth lab forces evacuation of Florida high-rise

Posted at 12:57 PM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 17:14:34-04

BAL HARBOUR, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities say three floors of a South Florida high-rise condominium have been evacuated after a property manager found chemicals in a unit where a tenant had been evicted last week.

Miami-Dade police spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta says the chemicals were “consistent with a clandestine lab.”

Officials say the residents of the 14th, 15th and 16th floors of the Majestic Towers Condo in Bal Harbour were evacuated Monday afternoon as a safety precaution.

Bal Harbour is a wealthy community north of Miami Beach. Miami-Dade police say the bomb squad and narcotics detectives were assisting in the investigation.