LSUPD have person of interest in vet school poisoning case

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU Police have a person of interest in the attempted poisoning of an LSU Veterinary School employee, the university said late Wednesday.

A source says the suspect is a male custodian. As of 6 p.m., LSU police had not made any arrests and had not released the name of the person of interest.

A source familiar with the case says a dispute between two LSU employees is believed to have led one of them to try to poison the other. A male employee is believed to have slipped an unknown liquid chemical, possibly bleach, into the woman's soft drink when she briefly left her drink unattended, the source said.

"LSU Police were called to the Vet School around 9:30 a.m. regarding an employee possibly being poisoned," said LSU spokesman, Ernie Ballard. "The employee was evaluated on site by EMS and went to a local clinic to be checked out."

The woman was treated and released without any apparent serious injuries.

LSU Police are investigating the case. Ballard says test results to determine the type of chemical placed in the drink could be available as early as Thursday.

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