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The McDonald’s on  Chestnut Expressway and West Bypass was closed and evacuated Friday evening, after police say someone found items in the restroom that could have been used to make meth.

No actual meth was found, and Springfield Police Public Information Officer Jasmine Bailey tells KY3 no one was exposed to the chemicals.

The restaurant was evacuated around 6 p.m. and the evacuation ended around 7:30 p.m. after the scene was cleared. The location will not reopen tonight.

McDonald’s Owner and Operator Ryan Blumenstock released this statement, “In our restaurants, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers and employees. Our crew took immediate action in alerting authorities to something suspicious in our restaurant.  We are working closely with the police department as they investigate this matter, and will re-open the restaurant as soon as possible.”

Police are investigating who left the items in the restroom.

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