5 Elkhart County inmates taken to hospital with seizures

Jail Cell
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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff’s department says five inmates were taken to a hospital suffering from seizures, apparently after smoking something.

Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry said officers at the jail were alerted on Wednesday that inmates in a minimum-security unit needed medical help.

He said when officers arrived four inmates were having seizures. Another inmate began seizing while officers were present.

Officers reported a burnt smell and Bradberry said other inmates reported the five had been smoking something.

Bradberry said they were taken to the Elkhart General Hospital as a precaution.

He said their medical conditions were not immediately available.

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