Virginia Beach Police officers fall ill in possible hazmat incident

Posted at 10:47 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 10:08:40-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Three officers were transported to a local hospital in a possible hazmat incident in the 1300 block of Sapphire Drive in Virginia Beach Tuesday night.

Dispatchers received the call requesting assistance for a cardiac arrest at approximately 5:11 p.m.  Upon arriving at the scene and  assisting the occupant of the residence, who was taken to a local hospital, three officers were also taken to a local hospital after feeling ill.

The officers have since been evaluated and released.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department's Hazmat Team was requested to standby to determine if there was a foreign substance at the scene.

The scene was cleared around 2:30 a.m. but officials are still investigating what lead to the hazmat concern.

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