NEW BEDFORD — Four men are in stable condition after being rushed to the hospital following a mass opioid overdose event at the Wamsutta Mills apartment building on Thursday night.

New Bedford Police spokesman Lt. Scott Carola said police and other first responders were called out to Wamsutta Mills at around 7 p.m. for reports of people with injuries.

They arrived to find four men unresponsive, and rendered emergency medical treatment at the scene before rushing them to St. Luke's Hospital, according to Carola and a release from the New Bedford Fire Department.

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Carola said the men responded to Narcan and regained consciousness at the hospital.
A state hazmat team and the fire department's hazmat officer were called to the scene, where the fire department said they neutralized dangerous substances with Dahlgren Decon Solution.

It is currently unclear how all four men came into contact with the narcotic at the same time.

No further information has been released.

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