3 Va. Beach officers fall ill after responding to call

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Three Virginia Beach police officers fell ill Tuesday evening after responding to a call at an apartment.

According to Virginia Beach Police Spokeswoman Tonya Pierce, officers were called to the apartment in the 1300 block of Sapphire Drive around 5:11 p.m. for a person in cardiac arrest. That person was then taken to the hospital.

Shortly after, the three officers that responded to the call fell ill and were taken to a local hospital. The officers were evaluated and then released, police say.

Due to the reaction of the officers, the VBPD requested that the hazmat team be on standby if any foreign substances were found.

There is no other information at this time.

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