Fatal fentanyl overdose causes 2 Jersey City cops to be hospitalized and hazmat unit response


A fatal fentanyl overdose on Grant Avenue caused two Jersey City police officers to be hospitalized and the fire department’s hazmat team to respond, an official said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Saturday at approximately 4 p.m., Jersey City police officers responded a call at 93 Grant Ave. about an apparent drug overdose, according to city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

A 43-year-old man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead and two officers were exposed to fentanyl while providing CPR to the victim.

As a result, they were transported to a local hospital for treatment and the Jersey City Fire Department Hazmat Unit responded to decontaminate the scene, Wallace-Scalcione said.

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