PULLMAN, Wash.--Washington State University sent out an alert that hazardous materials had been released Wednesday afternoon near Sloan Hall on the Pullman campus.
A CougAlert emergency notification, sent to multiple platforms at around 4:26 p.m., alerted anyone nearby to find shelter elsewhere and avoid the area.
Pullman Mayor and Fire Department spokesperson, Glenn Johnson, said two students were smoking outside the building and got sick. One was taken to the hospital, but expected to be fine.
WSU Police, Pullman Fire and the WSU Office of Environmental Health and Safety responded and were unable to find any hazardous materials. Officials lifted the warning at approximately 5:07 p.m.
Sloan Hall is home to the WSU School of Engineering and Architecture. It includes the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the geotechnical and transportation engineering program laboratory, the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and a planetarium.