Woman sprayed neighbor with a chemical; smell overcomes deputy, sheriff’s office says

A woman accused of spraying a neighbor with a chemical in Deerfield Beach was taken into custody for a mental health evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

The woman lives in the 400 block of Northwest 36th Avenue and sprayed another resident, Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gina Carter said.

A hazardous materials team went to the neighborhood west of Powerline Road and north of West Hillsboro Boulevard, Carter said.

Carter said the chemical was ammonia.

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