A 911 call Thursday led to a precautionary evacuation of an entire street in a Northwest Side neighborhood in Columbus over concerns about a possible small nuclear reactor and alpha waves reported by a resident who said he sustained burns in his garage on the device. In the end, authorities found no hazard. The man will undergo a mental-health examination and may face charges of inducing a panic.
A Northwest side man will undergo a mental-health evaluation after his 911 call Thursday night led emergency responders to evacuate his entire street over concerns about a possible small nuclear reactor and potential radiation in his garage, a fire official said. More