June 25, 2019
June 25, 2019
MIAMI (WSVN) – Paramedics have taken seven people to the hospital after they reportedly fell ill at the Miami-Dade County Pre-Trial Detention Center.
City of Miami Fire Rescue units arrived on the scene, at around 9 p.m., Tuesday.
According to fire rescue officials, four inmates and three corrections officers were taken to area hospitals.
Their conditions remain unknown as of 10 p.m.
A hazmat unit was also on scene to determine what caused the people inside to become sick, fire rescue officials said.
#Breaking: Law enforcement sources tell us inmates were “smoking something” which caused prisoners & employees to get sick. Fire Rescue members headed into MD Pretrial Detention Center w/fans to “ventilate” the facility after 7 people—4 inmates, 2 staff—were hospitalized. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/eZlVcpVuNJ
— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) June 26, 2019
According to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation, two staff members were treated and released.
A Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson released a statement on the Monday night incident.
“There is an ongoing investigation into a medical emergency involving several MDCR inmates. For precautionary reasons, two staff members were also transported but have since been released. No further information is available at this time due to the investigation.”
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