A Cincinnati police officer was treated for exposure to an “unknown illicit substance,” police confirmed Tuesday.

The officer reported feeling lightheaded after contact with the substance, and was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

“We believe an illegal substance, maybe our highest suspicion would be fentanyl, or something like that,” Fraternal Order of Police President Sgt. Dan Hils said. “It’s my understanding, (the officer) did not have gloves on at the time and it was an exposure to the hand.”

The officer has been released from the hospital and is reported to be in good condition, WLWT TV reports.


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