Sarasota County Fire Rescue crews are responding. A spokesperson said that as of 10:45 a.m. six patients are being transported for evaluation.
There were 38 people inside the building. According to the Fire Department, everyone will be decontaminated on scene.
Two hazmat teams total – one from Sarasota County Fire and one from Southern Manatee are responding.
A nearby school, Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences is locked down but children are safe.
A Sarasota County Fire Rescue spokesperson said it is unclear how the unknown substance got into the building.