• Crews cleaning MSP barracks in Norwell after hazmat response

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    NORWELL, Mass. - A hazmat team was called in to investigate a possible fentanyl exposure at the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Norwell early Friday morning after an arrestee reportedly told troopers there was fentanyl on her clothing as she was booked, according to police.

    State police told Boston 25 News a trooper transported an arrestee to the barracks and while booking the suspect, the trooper noticed a potentially dangerous substance. Investigators said the suspect told police it was possibly fentanyl. Hazmat teams were then called in.

    The trooper was transported to the hospital as a precaution and was later released; he showed no signs of fentanyl exposure, David Procopio, a State Police spokesperson said. The arrestee refused treatment but showed no signs of fentanyl exposure, he said.

    Procopio said testing performed by the regional hazmat team was "unable to determine the substance to be Fentanyl." It is not clear what, if any, substance was present.

    Crews could be seen outside decontaminating the cruiser that was involved in transporting the arrestee and Procopio said all exposed areas in the barracks were being cleaned.

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