HOUSTON, Texas — (DMN) URGENT – The Houston Fire Department is at Hobby Airport on the cities south side this afternoon for a reported radiation leak. A shelter-in-place has been issued, guests and employees at hotels near the 8800 block of Airport at Hansen are being kept inside as a precaution. There have been no reports of injuries, but at least one ambulance was sent to the scene. The Houston Fire Department sent a HAZMAT unit to the scene to try and determine the source of the leak.
UPDATE: The radiation scare near Hobby Airport turned out to be a false alarm. A shelter-in-place was issued in the 8800 block of Airport at Hansen after alarms went off signaling a radiation leak. Guests and employees at hotels in the area were kept inside and traffic was diverted. The Houston Fire Department sent a HAZMAT unit to the scene and at least one ambulance was on standby. Turns out a construction crew was x-raying some pipes and that set off the radiation sensors.