NEWYORK — 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 levels of carbon dioxide were detected, and there were concerns about a possible gas leak.
Several tourists from Barcelona, Spain said they were startled awake by emergency personnel.
“We were sleeping, in the middle of the night they knocked on the door. I thought it was a gas,” Olga Matas said.
The incident was attributed to a nearby manhole fire.
FDNY and Con Edison reacted to the scene.