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2 correctional officers hospitalized Monday after possible biological exposure

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Created: May 28, 2021 08:00 PM

GROVELAND, N.Y. (WHEC) — Two correctional officers were hospitalized earlier this week after they were possibly exposed to an unknown intoxicant at Groveland Correctional Facility, according to the New York State Correction Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA).

The NYSCOPBA says it happened on Monday evening. The officers had just delivered mail to one of the inmate dorms and were drinking coffee in a common room, when they both began to experience numbness, palpitations and difficulty breathing.

The officers were taken to the facility infirmary, where a nurse determined that their symptoms could be the result of a biological exposure.

They were both taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for overnight observation, and released in the morning, according to the NYSCOPBA.

The NYSCOPBA says the New York State Police and the Livingston County Emergency Services Team responded to the prison and the dorm was evacuated and ventilated. 

No other staff members or inmates developed symptoms according to the NYSCOPBA. The association says it has not been determined what they were exposed to at this time.


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