Dozens Exposed to Dangerous Substance at Ross Correctional

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WTVN)--Two dozen people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning, after being exposed to a hazardous substance at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe.

A release from the State Highway Patrol indicates the exposure happened just after 9AM in a wing of the prison. Correctional officers, nurses, and inmates were exposed to the substance.

In all 24 people were taken to nearby Adena Regional Medical Center for treatment. Some of those that were exposed were given narcan for treatment.

There are no fatalities.

The OSP says the contaminated cell block has been cleared, and everyone that was in the contaminated area has been moved temporarily within the facility.

Officials have not confirmed exactly what the substance was that caused the illness, with those exposed experiencing symptoms of an overdose.

(photo via ABC-6)

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