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Officers sickened mysteriously at Arizona prison cell

November 26, 2019 GMT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Several Arizona corrections officers became sick Monday after searching an inmate’s cell at a prison outside Phoenix, prompting medical evaluations and the relocation of an inmate.

Buckeye police spokeswoman Donna Rossi said emergency crews were called to the prison around 2 p.m.

Bill Lamoreaux of the Arizona Department of Corrections said offers became disoriented, light-headed and began to vomit after entering a cell just before noon.

Hazardous material crews were investigating the situation. Inmates reported no medical symptoms.

Rossi said two corrections officers were treated at the scene and refused further care and that three others were sent to a hospital.

The prison has had past issues with broken locks and a video that captured an officer being beaten by inmates.