A Hazmat crew and the Summit County Sheriff's bomb squad responded to a chemical spill at Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems on Massillon Road this morning.
Picric acid, which began to crystalize, was discovered inside the building around 8 a.m., according to Akron fire Captain Al Bragg.
Bragg says there was a potential for an explosion. The building was immediately evacuated.
The hazmat team was also called to the scene. The hazardous material was taken outside to a field nearby where the bomb squaq willl safely detonate the chemical.
No injuries have been reported.
Here is a video that shows the danger picric acid poses from WHIO-TV: