MILFORD - Milford police say a woman sprayed bear Mace inside the Howard Johnson on the Post Road last night.

The spray is similar to Mace, which burns the eyes and nose. Authorities were called by hotel guests when they started having trouble breathing.

Police say the woman had been staying at the hotel for about a month and that she was drunk.

Police evacuated the nearby rooms and ventilated the entire hallway. Police say all of the guests were feeling better after fresh air and on-site treatment. The guests refused to go to the hospital. Almost 30 people were affected in total.

Police say the woman was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital. No charges have been filed.