Official: Woman smashes gas meter with hammer in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A woman smashed a gas meter with a hammer Tuesday in Portsmouth, according to a fire department official. 

Fire Chief Jim Hoffler told a woman walked up to a building on Godwin Street and smashed the meter. Units responded to the scene around 1:30 p.m. for a smell of gas inside the building.

Hoffler said there is a heavy smell of gas between High and County streets. 

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