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Female unit at Summit County Jail locked down after 4 inmates, several staff exposed to unknown substance

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Dec 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-11 14:34:32-05

AKRON, Ohio — The female unit at the Summit County Jail is currently under a temporary lockdown while the facility is cleaned after several inmates and staff were exposed to an unknown substance.

The sheriff's office said deputies found an inmate having a medical emergency at the jail around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The inmate was given naloxone and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Three more inmates were given naloxone a short time later and also transported to the hospital after possibly ingesting the same substance.

Four deputies and a nurse showed signs of possible exposure to the substance and were all treated at the hospital and placed under observation, the sheriff's office said.

The inmates and jail staff are in stable condition.

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