3 officers sickened by fentanyl at Maryland police station



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WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Police in a Baltimore suburb say three officers were sickened by fentanyl at a police station after seizing narcotics during a traffic stop.

Baltimore County police say it happened Thursday afternoon in Woodlawn. Authorities say the arresting officer returned to the precinct when that officer and another became ill. Other officers and paramedics from the fire department tended to them. A third officer later became ill. All three were treated at a hospital and released.

Authorities say the precinct was evacuated after a hazmat team confirmed the substance as being fentanyl. The precinct reopened a few hours later.

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