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3 Police Officers Exposed to Fentanyl in Los Altos, 1 Hospitalized

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    Possible Fentanyl Exposure at Los Altos Police Department

    A Los Altos police officer was transported to a hospital Monday morning after a possible fentanyl exposure at police headquarters. Marianne Favro reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2019)

    The substance that sent a Los Altos police officer to the hospital Monday morning has been confirmed to be the powerful synthetic opioid drug fentanyl, police said.

    The call came in around 9:25 a.m. at the police station at 1 N. San Antonio Road, Santa Clara County Fire Capt. Bill Murphy said.

    Police said three officers were processing evidence when the exposure occurred. All three were found to by asymptomatic, but one reported feeling ill.

    That officer was transported to a hospital with symptoms that were not thought to be life-threatening and is currently listed in stable condition.

    Emergency crews isolated the substance in question and quarantined the area. They're currently working with police to make sure the facility is safe to work in again.

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