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Cops: no drug lab inside West Side building

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The NYPD says there was no meth lab in an apartment building on Manhattan's West Side that prompted an evacuation Monday night.

Cops initially believed officers had stumbled upon a meth lab during an investigation into an assault.

The building is on West 54th St. near 10th Ave.  Haz-Mat crews were reportedly called to the scene.

Residents who were kept out of their apartments told Fox 5 News that there was an ammonia smell in the building.

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