An apartment building just a block away from the Virginia Square Metro station has been at least partially evacuated as police and firefighters investigate a possible meth lab discovered in an apartment.
The area around the Virginia Square Apartments, a 225-unit high rise at 801 N. Monroe Street, has been cordoned off by authorities. Police, firefighters, the bomb squad and a hazmat team are all on the scene. Numerous evacuated residents have gathered outside the Metro station.
No official word from police at this point. The homemade production of methamphetamine is dangerous and meth lab explosions happen on a regular basis.