Hazmat incident at CCRI sends officer, civilian to hospital


WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A Warwick police officer and a second person were taken to the hospital Thursday following a hazardous materials incident at CCRI’s Knight campus.

The incident took place at about 12:30 p.m. in the area of the athletic fields, which is currently closed off. A hazmat team and other emergency responders remain on scene.

City officials said the officer went to check on a homeless person and began to feel faint after coming into contact with an unknown substance. The officer was treated with Narcan at the scene and taken to the hospital, along with a civilian worker. Both are expected to be OK, according to officials.

Four additional police officers were treated on scene.

The school sent out an alert to students and staff, assuring there’s no threat to the community and noting that the campus’s Commonwealth Avenue entrance is closed.

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