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Connecticut police have made an arrest in connection with more than three dozen overdose cases at a New Haven park.
First responders found about 46 people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in the morning and some four to six at a time, officials said.
The article goes on to state the following:
A local man believed to be connected to at least “some” of the overdoses was arrested later that afternoon, according to the New Haven Police Department. His identity will not be released until he has been positively identified by a probable victim, police said.
Dozens of people suffering from apparent overdoses were transported to local hospitals from the New Haven Green, according to Rick Fontana, director of the city’s Office of Emergency Operations.
The victims appeared to be suffering from a “multiple of signs and symptoms ranging from vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure, shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious states, Fontana said. Two people had life-threatening symptoms, he added.
Over the course of three hours, at least 41 people overdosed from suspected synthetic marijuana, K2, at or near a Connecticut park on Wednesday, local officials said. @tonydokoupil reports https://t.co/RcbsbzJU0Z pic.twitter.com/nthHsbONdZ
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) August 15, 2018
More than two dozen people appear to have overdosed at a park in New Haven, Connecticut within a three-hour span. https://t.co/R4McV4Z5JU
— ABC News (@ABC) August 15, 2018
— Mario Boone, Jou. (@MarioBooneTV) August 15, 2018
— WPTV (@WPTV) August 15, 2018
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