Cleveland cop taken to hospital after possible exposure to fentanyl

Cleveland cop taken to hospital after possible exposure to fentanyl

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland police officer was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after possible exposure to fentanyl.

Police say the cop was serving a warrant in the 17000 block of Neff Road around 7 a.m.

Additional police and paramedics responded to the 33-year-old officer's location after showing signs of skin exposure and inhalation effects of possible fentanyl exposure.

Police say the officer was conscious and breathing and was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures.

Several suspects are being interviewed by police at the scene as they continue to investigate.

The trend of public safety officials exposed to opioid substances is becoming more and more common. Several cases have been reported recently involving police or paramedics accidentally overdosing, including a recent incident in East Liverpool that involved a police officer that came in accidental contact with fentanyl.

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