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Man and Sheriff’s Deputy Hospitalized After Being Exposed to Hazardous Materials in Windsor

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A man detained for a mental health evaluation and a sheriff’s deputy have been hospitalized after being exposed to an unidentified hazardous substance that prompted the closure of a roadway in Windsor this morning, a Windsor Fire Protection District spokeswoman said. Fire crews were called to Faught Road near East Shiloh Road, in the area of Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, around 5:20 a.m. to assist the sheriff’s office with an involuntary psychiatric hold on a man in a car, fire spokeswoman Cindy Foreman said.

Around 7:15 a.m., an ambulance was called for the man, who had apparently been exposed to a hazardous material inside the car, Foreman said. A short time later, an ambulance was summoned for a deputy who had responded to the scene, she said. Both the man in the car and the deputy were taken to hospitals to be treated for unspecified injuries. Faught Road was closed around 7:15 a.m. and reopened around 11:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. No further information was immediately available.

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