WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) – Four Windsor police officers were hospitalized following a hazmat situation on Thursday morning.
Police said just after 11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a home on Plymouth Street for a welfare check of someone inside the home.
When the officers responded, they were immediately overcome by “some type of noxious substance.” The department said several officers were affected and were having difficulty breathing and experiencing pain in their throat area.
Four officers were brought to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening symptoms.
An officer entered the home wearing self-contained breathing apparatus and was able to locate a person inside the home that needed medical assistance. This person was also brought to the hospital.
Windsor police said the substance inside the home has not been identified at this time, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to the scene to assist the police.
The scene has been cleared and is safe for neighborhood residents to return to their homes.
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