Prison employees in Northern NY hospitalized after potential exposure to fentanyl


NEW YORK (WIVB) — Eleven employees at Clinton Correctional Facility were taken to the hospital Friday as state police and other agencies investigated a toxic substance in the mailroom, according to the governor’s office.

In a statement, Gov. Cuomo’s office said the substance is believed to be fentanyl.

The prison is the same one that David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped from in 2015, which began a months-long search.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Click Below to set up your cable box

Coronavirus Outbreak

More Coronavirus Outbreak

Classroom Progress Report

More Classroom Progress Report