Allegheny County Jail

Unknown Substance Sickens 11 Allegheny Co. Jail Employees In Less Than 12 Hours

September 03, 2018 - 9:11 am

Related: Multiple Drug Exposures Leads To State-Wide Prison Lockdown

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — County officials say 11 employees of the Allegheny County Jail have been sickened by an unknown odor or substance since 10 p.m. Sunday night.

All nine corrections officers and two medical personnel have been released from the hospital fallowing evaluation.

No determination has been made as to what caused the illness, but it is being treated similarly to similar issues at state correctional institutions.

The jail will be on lock down until further notice as jail staff and county police investigate.

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