Calgary

Calgary Transit officer sent to hospital after contact with unknown drug

Police said the officer was making an arrest at the Whitehorn C-Train station around 2:30 a.m. when he partially collapsed.

Naloxone was administered but it's not clear whether the treatment was effective

A Calgary Transit peace officer is recovering after coming into contact with some kind of drug early Sunday morning. 

Police said the officer was making an arrest at the Whitehorn C-Train station around 2:30 a.m. when he succumbed. 

Naloxone was administered, but it's not clear at this time whether it was effective as a treatment, due to conflicting reports from Calgary Transit and Calgary police. Naloxone is used to treat the effects of opioids like fentanyl. 

The suspect being arrested admitted to smoking meth, according to police.

The transit officer was taken to hospital in stable condition. 

Clarifications

  • An earlier version of this story said naloxone was administered to no effect, based on statements from Calgary police. Conflicting information was later released by Calgary Transit. It's not clear at this time whether the officer was exposed to opioids or not.
    Sep 04, 2017 3:43 PM MT

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