Planet Fitness evacuated


REAL-TIME CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY U.S. CAPTIONING COMPANY>>LOCAL 4 NEWS BEGINS RIGHT NOW WITH A BREAKING NEWS ALERT.>>DEVIN: INDEED, BREAKING NEWS FROM SHELBY TOWNSHIP. A MAN SUFFERING FROM BURNS FROM AN APPARENT METH FIRE INSIDE HIS HOME RAN INSIDE. A FIRE AT HAD A HOUSE AND A MAN INVOLVED IN THAT FIRE TRYING GET INTO THE PLANET FITNESS TO GET HELP.>>KIMBERLY: LET’S GO TO PAULA TUTMAN AT THE PLANET FITNESS AND WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT.>>PAULA: QUITE A BIT. LET YOU KNOW, THERE ARE TWO DINNER SCENES. WE ARE AT 23 AND VANDYKE. THERE’S A VEHICLE RIGHT HERE. THAT’S THE SUSPECT’S VEHICLE. THE BOTTOM LINE, THEY’RE LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE THEY BELIEVE HE STARTED A FIRE AND AN EXPLOSION AT A HOME. AND LET’S GO TO THAT VIDEO FOR A FEW MINUTES. THAT WAS SHOT BY MY COLLEAGUE, NI MONCEL SELLEY. HE GOT IN HIS VEHICLE, IF THIS IS A METH LAB, THIS IS HIGHLY, HIGHLY, TOXIC. GOT IN HIS VEHICLE DROVE A MILE OR SO TO THIS PLANET FITNESS. LET’S COME BACK LIVE TO THE SCENE. SO, THE MAN THEN GETS OUT OF HIS CAR, GOES ACROSS THE PARKING LOT, INTO PLANET FITNESS TO TAKE A SHOWER. THAT’S WHEN POLICE REALIZED, WAIT A MINUTE, THIS IS THE GUY WHO STARTED THE FIRE AND THE EXPLOSION ON WILLOW RAY. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THEY’VE GOT TO NOW EVACUATE PLANET FITNESS. YOU CAN SEE THIS AREA CORDONED OFF AND THEY’RE ACTUALLY THINKING ABOUT CORDONING IT OFF EVEN MORE. BECAUSE NOW, WHAT YOU HAVE IS A MAN WHO IS CONTAMINATED WITH WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE METH. HE’S NOW CHANGED SCENES AND COME TO THIS SCENE AND WALKED INTO A PLANET FITNESS, CONTAMINATED THAT SCENE AND GONE INTO THE SHOWER. YOU’VE GOT PEOPLE STANDING AROUND AND THEY’RE NOT ABLE TO GET BACK INTO THEIR VEHICLES AND THEY NEED TO CORDON OFF THE AREA MORE AND MAKING IT WORSE, IT’S A FRIDAY EVENING AND SHELBY TOWNSHIP POLICE ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY LOCATING A HAZMAT PROCESSING TEAM. THEY DIDN’T JUST HAVE HAZMAT. THEY HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN GO INTO WILLOW RAY AND DO AN INVESTIGATION WHILE D DECONTAMINATE ING IT AND YOU CAN’T SAY IT’S CONTAINED BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW THE WIDTH AND THE BREADTH OF THE CONTAMINATION, HE’S BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH BURNS, BUT YOU CAN BET HE HAD A POLICE ESCORT THERE AND POLICE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, A, HOW DO WE GET THE SCENE CLEANED UP, HOW DO WE GET IT PROCESSED, DECONTAMINATED AND HOW DO WE GET PEOPLE BACK INTO PLANET FITNESS OR AT LEAST PLANET FITNESS PROCESSED AND DECONTAMINATED AS WELL BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE TO GET IN TO GET THEIR KEYS SO THEY CAN GET OUT OF HERE. IT’S A HUGE SCENE AND A HUGE MESS AND MY PARTNER, NICK AND I ARE ON THE SCENE TRYING TO SORT THROUGH IT ALL FOR YOU.

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