Idaho Falls Fire Department has cleared the scene at EIRMC’s ER.
Testing conducted on the scene revealed that the substance did not pose a risk to staff or other individuals who may have come in contact with it.
ER operations were maintained during the duration of this event.
Original release from Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Idaho Falls, ID— On Thursday evening, a patient entered EIRMC’s ER carrying a container of an unknown white substance, stating that he had ingested it, as well.
ER staff isolated the patient and notified on-site law enforcement, who secured the area as a precautionary measure. Idaho Falls Fire Department and the HazMat Team were dispatched and assumed command of the situation. Relevant state agencies were notified and consulted.