KOKOMO, Ind. — Authorities say nine police officers were treated after being exposed to an unknown chemical while conducting a drug investigation in central Indiana.
The Kokomo Police Department says the officers encountered “some sort of chemical agent” while serving a search warrant at a home Tuesday night. Police say eight were taken to a hospital by ambulance and another was treated at the hospital.
Police say they reported a burning sensation on the skin and shortness of breath. Two adults at the home and a juvenile were also treated. Police detained several people.
Kokomo Deputy Mayor David Tharp confirmed to the Kokomo Tribune that all affected officers were alert and walking after being exposed to the chemical. Kokomo police Major Brian Seldon says early Wednesday the officers were released from the hospital.