GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man who showed up at a Gary City Council meeting infested with bed bugs prompted officials to remove two rows of seating from the building.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times the parasitic insects were discovered in the council’s chambers during Tuesday night’s meeting after a man in the audience was found to be “covered in them.”READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
Gary fire and police personnel promptly ordered people sitting in two pews to relocate before the seating was moved to a hallway, covered in plastic and removed from the building.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed After Argument At Bus Stop In Logan Square; Shooter Kills Second Man Nearby During Carjacking
No explanation for the pews’ removal was given to those attending Tuesday night’s meeting, but Freeman-Wilson said afterward that it was prompted by the bed bugs’ discovery.
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