Emergency services arrived en masse this afternoon at a building on the Cardiff University campus.
Footage from Park Place shows several fire trucks attending an incident, flanked by other emergency services.
Ambulances and a chemical incident truck were seen alongside the vehicles, and the university and South Wales Fire and Rescue Department confirmed the incident.
The Cardiff University Twitter account confirmed that emergency services were called following news of a “chemical spill” at the main campus building this morning.
A statement read: “We are aware of a chemical spill at the University’s main building.
“This is a contained incident, but the building has been evacuated and temporarily closed. Emergency services are currently on scene. At this time, no serious injuries or casualties have been reported.”
The statement added that some people were checked by paramedics after the incident as a “precautionary measure.”
He continued: “A small number of people are being checked by paramedics as a precaution.
“The main building will be temporarily closed until we are sure there is no risk to health and safety.”
South Wales Fire and Rescue issued its own statement, adding that the incident is “ongoing”.
A spokesman said wales online: “At approximately 11:13am on Tuesday 9th May 2023, we received reports of an incident in Park Place, Cardiff.
“Multiple teams are currently assisting, along with colleagues from the emergency service. This incident is ongoing.”
As the incident continues, police closed a road near the building and asked people to avoid the area.
South Wales Police said Park Place is closed between Museum Place and Cathays Terrace.
The service asked people traveling nearby to “use alternate routes where possible.”
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