- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

GALLUP, New Mexico (AP) - A client at the Gallup Detox Center lost his chance at escaping the building when he stepped on a water pipe and caused a leak that shut down the facility.

The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) Facilities Manager Ansley Curley says the incident occurred Friday morning.

Curley says an individual had tried to escape the facility after going to the bathroom. The client went up into the ceiling and stepped on an old, corroded pipe that was part of the sprinkler system.

According to reports from Metro Dispatch, the detox center had been temporarily shut down.

Crews arrived at the facility and spent about an hour replacing the piece of pipe that had been broken. The facility later reopened.

City General Services Director Rick Snider says the client didn’t get out.

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Information from: Gallup Independent, http://www.gallupindependent.com

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