GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett Medical Center instituted their hazardous materials procedures Wednesday afternoon in response to a patient's arrival at the emergency room.

Beth Hardy Okun of GMC said the Gwinnett County Fire and Police departments responded and treated the event as a HAZMAT incident.

Traffic was rerouted around the emergency department at Gwinnett Medical while the incident was handled.

After about an hour, the situation was cleared and activities returned to normal.

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