Cambridge Police report arresting a homeless man after, they say, he began "behaving oddly and spreading a considerable amount of a white-looking powder substance over a table" at a Central Square fast-food outlet around 10 a.m. on Friday.
After police arrived, a test showed the powder was fentanyl. Part of the restaurant was shut while a hazmat crew from the Cambridge Fire Department decontaminated both the table he was sitting at and the area around the table, Cambridge PD spokesman Jeremy Warnick said, adding:
The suspect and involved first responders who may have been exposed to the substance were also evaluated. Fortunately, there were no injuries and all involved first responders were cleared.
Dithmar Bulla, 29, who gave a Boston homeless shelter as his address, was charged with possession of a Class A and Class C drugs with intent to distribute.
Police did not identify the restaurant.