Apartment building evacuated after man decided to cook urine for medical purposes


Cooking on stove (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) An apartment building was evacuated after residents reported a strong odor coming from one of the units, according to police in Massachusetts.

Amherst police said that the incident unfolded on Wednesday afternoon, at the Brandywine apartment complex.

Residents called police after noticing a bad smell coming from one of the 12 units. When firefighters entered the apartment, they saw a man stirring a pot on the stove.

The hazardous materials team and the bomb squad were called in to investigate and clean the building. On Thursday morning, police said that the liquid was tested and it turned out to be urine.

The man said that he wanted to use the liquid for medical purposes. No charges were filed, police said. The residents of the other 11 apartments were allowed back inside.

However, the man’s unit remains sealed until the health inspector gets a chance to review the evidence at the scene.