Several deputies, inmates hospitalized after being exposed to substance at Calif. jail

Eight deputies, four inmates and a K-9 were treated on the scene through a decontamination process and transported to hospitals

Hannah Darden
The Sacramento Bee

ROCKLIN, Calif. — Several inmates, sheriff’s deputies and a K-9 officer were transferred to hospitals from South Placer Jail in Roseville on Monday after being exposed to an unknown substance, officials said.

Four inmates, eight Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and the K9 officer were treated on scene, put through a decontamination process by fire personnel and transported to hospitals, according to the Roseville Fire Department. Three other inmates were treated on scene and decontaminated, but not transported.

Roseville Fire responded to the scene at about 3 p.m. after receiving complaints of an inmate showing “altered level of consciousness,” according to fire officials.

When they arrived, the fire personnel found several inmates as well as deputies suffering from unknown medical issues. It was determined that one of the inmates brought the unknown substance into the jail’s booking area, according to the fire department.

As of 6:45 p.m., Roseville Fire was still investigating the incident. Once cleared, the building will be turned back over to Placer County officials.

There is currently no threat to anyone else at the facility, and the affected area has been isolated, officials said.


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