8 NYPD officers hospitalized after exposure to suspected fentanyl fumes

The officers became light headed and nauseous after entering an alleged drug lab


By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — Eight officers were hospitalized after inhaling fentanyl fumes after entering an alleged drug lab.

Officers were called about a man who was suspected to be high on heroin Friday, NBC New York reported. He was taken into custody. 

Shortly after responding, the officers became light headed and nauseous. Officials said they believe they were sickened by fentanyl fumes. The entire midnight shift at the precinct needed medical attention. They are expected to fully recover.

An investigation is ongoing. 

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