YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — The York County Judicial Center was closed Wednesday and remained closed on Thursday, Sept. 1, due to a leak of a gaseous refrigerant. The building was scheduled to reopen on Friday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m.

According to Public Information Officer Ted Czech, the situation was discovered early Wednesday morning at around 5:30 a.m. The York City Fire Department was alerted to the leak when the building’s fire alarm was triggered. Within minutes, crews arrived, searched the building, and located the leak in a basement mechanical room.

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“The leaking refrigeration liquid was released as an odorless gas,” York City Fire Department Chief Bill Sleeger said. “It is not harmful by itself, but when released, it depletes the air of oxygen,” Sleeger added.

In the late morning hours on Wednesday, the York County Hazmat Team, along with an HVAC contractor representative, investigated the leak, and clean-up efforts began.

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The lead was repaired and clean-up was expected to be completed Thursday afternoon in order for the building to reopen Friday, Czech said.

The judicial center is located at 45 N. George Street in York.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.