Six found unconscious outside South St. Paul home after opioid overdoses

Lifesaving efforts had to be administered.
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Six people were treated for opioid overdoses after being found unconscious outside a house in South St. Paul Saturday.

The police were called to the home on the 200 block of Bircher Avenue just before 10:30 p.m., with responders administering lifesaving measures including the use of the anti-opioid medication Narcan.

The South St. Paul Police Department said that most of the six were unconscious and not breathing when police arrived, per KSTP.

The six have been hospitalized, though there's no information as to their condition.

"At this time we believe the cause was an accidental overdose from an unknown substance," the police department said in a release.

One of the officers responding also had to be take to a hospital after suffering the effects of being exposed to the substance, and has since been released.

The West St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights police departments also responded to the scene, as did the South Metro Fire Department and Health East ambulance.

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