PARKVILLE, Md. (WMAR) - It was a scary night for some folks along Ridgley Oak Road in Parkville Tuesday.
Fire and hazmat crews were called out to the 8300 block after a homeowner noticed a strong odor in his home. When police arrived, they shut down the block and evacuated neighbors.
It turns out it wasn't a chemical lab, but the homeowner says there was some mixing going on in the basement and it involved his nephew and a friend. Officials have not yet confirmed specifics of what they found, but they have ruled out the incident as being meth related. They say it also does not appear the chemical mixture was an attempt to manufacture explosives.
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Homeowner Eddie Dize says the two were in the basement mixing "a spray engine starting fluid, sprayed into two Mountain Dew bottles and filled it up with hot water and were shaking it up and preparing to sell it because apparently they were selling these things to get high with."
While Dize doesn't live there, his sister and her family do. He said he called 911 earlier in the day about his 19-year-old nephew because he was posting threats on Facebook.
While no one was hurt in the incident, but police are looking for the teenager.
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