ER Closed, Hazmat Called After Birds Fall From Sky
`Pigeons falling from the sky prompted a hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., to close its emergency room and call in a hazardous materials team.
The birds had been poisoned by an exterminator.
Fire and police personnel noticed the dead and dying birds on the ground when they arrived at Ellis Hospital’s emergency room on an unrelated matter.
They closed off the ER for several hours out of fear that one of the falling birds would hit someone. A hazmat official said, “Birds were coming down like divebombers.”‘