Eleven Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, jail employees became sick overnight from a mysterious odor or substance at the facility, according to a county spokeswoman.
Nine corrections officers and two medical staff were treated and released from an area hospital, Amie Downs said in a news release. The staff members started getting sick at 10 p.m. Sunday. The jail is on lockdown until further notice.
“No determination has been made as to what has caused it, but it is being treated similarly to the issue at the state correctional institutions,” Downs said in the release. Staff members are interviewing inmates and searches are being conducted. County police are investigating.