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Hotel evacuated overnight due to high levels of carbon dioxide

<i>WCBS</i><br/>The New York Manhattan Hotel had to be evacuated overnight due to high levels of carbon dioxide.
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The New York Manhattan Hotel had to be evacuated overnight due to high levels of carbon dioxide.

By WCBS Staff

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    NEW YORK (WCBS) — A hotel in Midtown had to be evacuated overnight due to high levels of carbon dioxide.

Just before 3 a.m. Monday, about 15 people were forced out of the New York Manhattan Hotel on West 32nd Street.

Police said high carbon dioxide levels were detected, and there were fears of a possible gas leak.

Some tourists from Barcelona, Spain said they were jolted awake by emergency workers.

“We were sleeping, in the middle of the night, they knocked the door. I think supposedly a gas,” said Olga Matas.

The problem was reportedly caused by manhole fires nearby.

The FDNY and Con Edison responded to the scene.

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