Potential gas leak at Unit 1 residential hall causes building to evacuate, deemed all clear

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The possible gas leak at Freeborn Hall in Unit 1 was deemed all clear at about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The building was evacuated at about 2:30 p.m. and police advised the public to avoid the area. The building was deemed safe for re-entry an hour later.

According to UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Nicolas Hernandez, PG&E was on the scene and declared there to be no risk. He mentioned that there may be residual amounts of gas but no risk at all.

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