Six people rushed to hospital after Hazmat situation at Roxy’s Exotic Club

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BROOKLYN, Ill. – Six people were treated at a hospital when they became ill after coming in contact with an unknown substance at a business in the Metro East. Three of the people treated were first responders called to the scene to help.

The call came in around 2:30 a.m. Friday (July 6) that several people at Roxy’s strip club had become ill and some had passed out.

Lt. Antonio White with the Brooklyn Police Department said EMTs with MedStar Ambulance went into the building and performed CPR on at least one person.

Brooklyn police also responded to the scene. Two officers came in contact with the substance through touch, causing one officer to pass out and another to become ill.

Those two officers, one EMT, and three civilians were treated at the hospital. White said the two officers were expected to recover. The conditions of the other patients were not known.

No word on how many people were inside Roxy’s at the time, but the building was cleared and secured.

Late Friday afternoon, Illinois State Police Captain Timothy Tyler confirmed the testing on the mysterious substance came back positive for fentanyl.

No arrests were made Friday morning. White said it was still early in the investigation and officers were still interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage.

White said his department hadn’t had any problems with this business in the past.

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