Suspicious substance makes 5 sick at jail

posted by Ken Stevens -

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a suspicious substance brought by an inmate to a Mechanicsburg jail where five officers then fell ill with symptoms including nausea and vomiting.

The Springfield News-Sun reports three sheriff's deputies and two corrections officers became sick Monday shortly after the woman was booked into the Tri County Regional Jail.

The officers were taken to hospitals.

Investigators didn't immediately share details about the suspicious substance.

(Photo courtesy Tri County Regional Jail)

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