Planned Parenthood clinic evacuated, seven hospitalized

Seven people were hospitalized and a Planned Parenthood facility in Sarasota, Fla., was evacuated on Monday after an unknown substance caused breathing problems, according to local reports.


Police said it appears that cleaning chemicals produced noxious fumes, noting they are not treating the incident as a criminal investigation.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida said in a statement posted to Facebook that all clinic staff had been evacuated, with seven taken to the hospital for monitoring.

"No patients were on site. We are grateful to emergency responders and law enforcement for their quick response," the statement added, noting the situation was developing.