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Unknown substance causes hazmat situation in Placer County Jail

An unknown substance caused a hazmat situation in the South Placer County Jail, sending multiple people to the hospital.

Posted: May 14, 2019 1:06 PM

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. – An unknown substance caused a hazmat situation in the South Placer County Jail, sending multiple people to the hospital.

Staff at the jail reported noticing an inmate in an altered state of consciousness at around 3 p.m. Monday.

Four inmates, eight deputies and a K-9 officer all became ill after going in to investigate. They reported feeling dizzy, sleepy and disoriented.

A hazmat team was brought in to investigate the situation.

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