1 suffers facial injuries in University of Maryland chemistry lab incident

A person suffered facial injuries after a chemical reaction in a chemistry lab at the University of Maryland on Thursday.

The Prince George's County Fire Department said it responded to the University of Maryland Chemistry Building before 2:25 p.m.

The fire department said one person suffered facial injuries after a small chemical reaction. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. Officials didn't disclose the extent of the person's injuries.

The chemical reaction was contained to a safety hood, according to the fire department. A hazmat team was assisting at the scene.

The University of Maryland Police Department closed Regents Drive between Field House and Stadium drives as crews responded to the scene.