Multiple agencies respond to hazardous material call at Lynnwood hotel
LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 4, 2022 – The Lynnwood Police and several fire agencies responded to a 9-1-1 hazardous material call at approximately 11:42 a.m. today. The first responders have isolated the hazard and turned it over to the Washington State Department of Ecology.
The Lynnwood Times was told that the incident is contained and that no one in the hotel is in danger.
According to Leslie Hynes with South County Fire, other agencies responding to the call were Everett Fire, Marysville Fire, and Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue. Some hotel occupants were briefly evacuated.
Sgt. Blakely of the Lynnwood Police Department told the Lynnwood Times that currently no one is in custody and the person who rented the room has yet to return.
“The cleaning crew went in to clean the room and saw stuff that didn’t look right,” Sgt. Blakely said.
Extended Stay America in Lynnwood, located at 3021 196th St SW, provides long-term stays for business travelers, students, tourists, and those relocating to the area.
“I was confused about what was going on at first,” a hotel guest told the Times. “The staff is great, and I am thankful to the cleaning staff.”
Law enforcement nor South County Fire would confirm if the occupant was manufacturing a controlled substance.
“We are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation,” Sgt. Blakely said.